Regular and stochastic orbits of ions in a highly prolate field-reversed configuration

A. S. Landsman, S. A. Cohen, A. H. Glasser

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Abstract

The dynamics of single ions in field-reversed configuration (FRC) is discussed where ions have positive canonical angular momentum. The equations of motion are of two degree-of-freedom system with spatial variables due to angular invariance. The conserved invariant breaks down during crossing of phase-space separatrix which is due to separation of time scales of motion caused by large elongation. An approximate one-dimensional effective potential is also obtained by averaging over fast radial motion for integrable motion in which adiabatic invariant is conserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)947-957
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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