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Title: Maximal energy extraction under discrete diffusive exchange

Waves propagating through a bounded plasma can rearrange the densities of states in the six-dimensional velocity-configuration phase space. Depending on the rearrangement, the wave energy can either increase or decrease, with the difference taken up by the total plasma energy. In the case where the rearrangement is diffusive, only certain plasma states can be reached. It turns out that the set of reachable states through such diffusive rearrangements has been described in very different contexts. Building upon those descriptions, and making use of the fact that the plasma energy is a linear functional of the state densities, the maximal extractable energy under diffusive rearrangement can then be addressed through linear programming.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3]
  1. Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States)
  2. Department of Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900 (Israel)
  3. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22486417
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CONFIGURATION; DENSITY OF STATES; LINEAR PROGRAMMING; PHASE SPACE; PLASMA; VELOCITY