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Title: Properties of the ion-ion hybrid resonator in fusion plasmas

The project developed theoretical and numerical descriptions of the properties of ion-ion hybrid Alfvén resonators that are expected to arise in the operation of a fusion reactor. The methodology and theoretical concepts were successfully compared to observations made in basic experiments in the LAPD device at UCLA. An assessment was made of the excitation of resonator modes by energetic alpha particles for burning plasma conditions expected in the ITER device. The broader impacts included the generation of basic insight useful to magnetic fusion and space science researchers, defining new avenues for exploration in basic laboratory experiments, establishing broader contacts between experimentalists and theoreticians, completion of a Ph.D. dissertation, and promotion of interest in science through community outreach events and classroom instruction.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1222655
Report Number(s):
DOE-UCLA--SC0007791
TRN: US1600084
DOE Contract Number:
SC0007791
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ALFVEN WAVES; IONS; ITER TOKAMAK; ALPHA PARTICLES; PLASMA; EXCITATION; OPERATION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS Alfven resonators, ITER, alpha particles