Poloidal beta scaling for a bootstrapped tokamak

R. Iacono, A. Bhattacharjee

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A new scaling of the poloidal plasma beta with the bootstrap fraction is derived for a steady-state tokamak. In this derivation, the seed current profile is specified, but no assumptions are made regarding the functional form of the total current profile. The scaling, which holds for a wide class of density and temperature profiles, exhibits a quadratic dependence of the poloidal beta on the bootstrap fraction. The effects of the ionic charge and unequal electron and ion temperatures are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1685-1688
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Fluids B
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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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