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Title: Strategies for advantageous differential transport of ions in magnetic fusion devices

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. As a result, this could have implications for fusion devices and plasma mass filters.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States); Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1440992
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1429582
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-09CH11466; FG02-97ER25308; SC0016072; AC02-09CH1-1466
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Kolmes, E. J., Ochs, I. E., and Fisch, N. J.. Strategies for advantageous differential transport of ions in magnetic fusion devices. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5023931.
Kolmes, E. J., Ochs, I. E., & Fisch, N. J.. Strategies for advantageous differential transport of ions in magnetic fusion devices. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5023931.
Kolmes, E. J., Ochs, I. E., and Fisch, N. J.. Mon . "Strategies for advantageous differential transport of ions in magnetic fusion devices". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5023931.
@article{osti_1440992,
title = {Strategies for advantageous differential transport of ions in magnetic fusion devices},
author = {Kolmes, E. J. and Ochs, I. E. and Fisch, N. J.},
abstractNote = {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. As a result, this could have implications for fusion devices and plasma mass filters.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5023931},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 3,
volume = 25,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 26 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Mon Mar 26 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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