Strategies for advantageous differential transport of ions in magnetic fusion devices

E. J. Kolmes, I. E. Ochs, N. J. Fisch

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Abstract

In a variety of magnetized plasma geometries, it has long been known that highly charged impurities tend to accumulate in regions of higher density. This "collisional pinch" is modified in the presence of additional forces, such as those might be found in systems with gravity, fast rotation, or non-negligible space charge. In the case of a rotating, cylindrical plasma, there is a regime in which the radially outermost ion species is intermediate in both mass and charge. This could have implications for fusion devices and plasma mass filters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number032508
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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