Waves for alpha channeling in mirror machines

A. I. Zhmoginov, N. J. Fisch

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Abstract

Alpha channeling can, in principle, be implemented in mirror machines via exciting weakly damped modes in the ion cyclotron frequency range with perpendicular wavelengths smaller than the alpha-particle gyroradius. Assuming quasilongitudinal or quasitransverse wave propagation, we search systematically for suitable modes in mirror plasmas. Considering two device designs, a proof-of-principle facility and a fusion rector prototype, we in fact identify candidate modes suitable for alpha channeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number112511
Number of pages1
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume16
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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