Applying α -channeling techniques to mirror machines can significantly increase their effective reactivity, thus making open configurations more advantageous for practical fusion. A large fraction of α -particle energy can be extracted using rf waves. Effects employed to cool α particles can also in principle be used to heat the fusion ions; the possibility to design a configuration of rf waves that could be used to perform both tasks is demonstrated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physics of Plasmas|
|State||Published - 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics