Relativistic effects in energy extraction from alpha particles

A. Fruchtman, N. J. Fisch, E. J. Valeo

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The use in a tokamak of the recently reported relativistic two-gyrostream instability is investigated. The concept is evaluated with respect to the extraction of energy from relativistic ions in an inhomogeneous magnetized plasma by means of an electrostatic wave. For application to energetic alpha particle channeling in a tokamak fusion reactor, the relativistic two-gyrostream instability effects turn out to be relatively minor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-145
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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