MeV ion confinement in the TFTR tokamak

S. J. Zweben, R. L. Boivin, R. E. Duvall, E. D. Fredrickson, Robert James Goldston, H. E. Mynick, J. D. Strachan, R. B. White

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In this paper the confinement of the MeV ions that are created by D-D reactions in the TFTR tokamak [in Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research 1988 (IAEA, Vienna, 1989), Vol. 1, p. 27] is described. The ions that escape from the plasma are measured by a new type of detector located just outside the plasma edge. Most measurements made with this detector are consistent with the first-orbit loss, of these ions. Exceptions are correlated with strong magnetohydrodynamic activity, and a preliminary explanation is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1411-1414
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Fluids B
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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