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Title: Theoretical investigation of flute modes in a magnetic quadrupole

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This research developed theories and conducted numerical investigations of electrostatic flute modes in a plasma confined in a magnetic quadrupole. Chapter I presents the discussion of relevant background. Chapter II contains a brief discussion of the basic flute-mode operator L{sub 0} for intermediate- and low-frequency regimes. Chapter III develops a simple theory for a flute mode with frequency between the electron and ion bounce frequencies in the uniform density and temperature regions of a magnetic quadrupole. The frequency is predicted to be inversely proportional to the wave number. Chapter IV describes the kinetic approach. Chapter V contains the derivation of an eigenvalue equation for electrostatic waves with frequencies below the ion frequency in the private flux region of a magnetic quadrupole. Chapter VI develops a theory for electrostatic waves with frequency below the ion bounce frequency in the shared flux region of a magnetic quadrupole. Chapter VII contains the derivation of a dispersion equation for flute modes with frequencies between the electron and ion bounce frequencies in a plasma confined to a magnetic quadrupole. Chapter VIII presents a summary of the research described.

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Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO (USA)
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5174801
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Other Information: Thesis (Ph. D.)
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United States
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English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; FLUTE INSTABILITY; OSCILLATION MODES; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; QUADRUPOLAR CONFIGURATIONS; DISPERSION RELATIONS; KINETICS; PLASMA WAVES; CLOSED CONFIGURATIONS; CONFINEMENT; INSTABILITY; MAGNETIC FIELD CONFIGURATIONS; MULTIPOLAR CONFIGURATIONS; PLASMA INSTABILITY; PLASMA MACROINSTABILITIES; 700107* - Fusion Energy- Plasma Research- Instabilities; 700103 - Fusion Energy- Plasma Research- Kinetics

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Wu, H.S. Theoretical investigation of flute modes in a magnetic quadrupole. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Wu, H.S. Theoretical investigation of flute modes in a magnetic quadrupole. United States.
Wu, H.S. 1988. "Theoretical investigation of flute modes in a magnetic quadrupole". United States. doi:.
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