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Title: Waves for Alpha-Channeling in Mirror Machines

Abstract

Alpha-channeling can, in principle, be implemented in mirror machines via exciting weaklydamped modes in the ion cyclotron frequency range with perpendicular wavelengths smaller than the alpha particle gyroradius. Assuming quasi-longitudinal or quasi-transverse 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.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
959134
Report Number(s):
PPPL-4424
TRN: US1005727
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-ACO2-09CH11466
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ALPHA PARTICLES; CYCLOTRON FREQUENCY; MIRRORS; WAVE PROPAGATION; WAVELENGTHS; Magnetic Mirrors, Wave Propagation, Alpha-Channeling

Citation Formats

A. I. Zhmoginov and N. J. Fisch. Waves for Alpha-Channeling in Mirror Machines. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.2172/959134.
A. I. Zhmoginov and N. J. Fisch. Waves for Alpha-Channeling in Mirror Machines. United States. doi:10.2172/959134.
A. I. Zhmoginov and N. J. Fisch. Wed . "Waves for Alpha-Channeling in Mirror Machines". United States. doi:10.2172/959134. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/959134.
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author = {A. I. Zhmoginov and N. J. Fisch},
abstractNote = {Alpha-channeling can, in principle, be implemented in mirror machines via exciting weaklydamped modes in the ion cyclotron frequency range with perpendicular wavelengths smaller than the alpha particle gyroradius. Assuming quasi-longitudinal or quasi-transverse 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.},
doi = {10.2172/959134},
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year = {2009},
month = {7}
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