Theory of mode-induced beam particle loss in tokamaks

R. B. White, Robert James Goldston, K. McGuire, A. H. Boozer, D. A. Monticello, W. Park

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Large-amplitude rotating magnetohydrodynamic modes are observed to induce significant high-energy beam particle loss during high-power perpendicular netural beam injection on the poloidal divertor experiment (PDX). A Hamiltonian formalism for drift orbit trajectories in the presence of such modes is used to study induced particle loss analytically and numerically. Results are in good agreement with experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2958-2965
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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