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Abstract

Atomic and molecular processes appear at different stages and with different degrees of importance in the Physics of high temperature magnetically confined plasmas. This article aims to present the atomic physics problems in thermonuclear fusion research under a unifying aspect starting with the fundamental equations for magnetically confined plasmas. First of all, basic equations for magnetically confined plasmas are considered, including rate equations for particle density,for mass density, momentum density, energy density, translational and thermal energy density, and internal energy density. Other aspects under analysis are atomic and molecular processes during the initial phase of Tokamak and similar discharges, the spatial distribution of neutral hydrogen atoms in the high temperature stationary state, the dynamics of impurity species, atomic collision processes, and radiation losses.

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Authors: DRAWIN H W CEA, FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES (FRANCE), CEA, FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES (FRANCE)
Bibliographic Reference: ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS OF CONTROLLED THERMONUCLEAR FUSION, PP. 341-398, 1983 PUBLISHED BY PLENUM PUBLISHING CORPORATION, 233 SPRING STREET, NEW YORK, N.Y. 1003 (USA)
Record Number: 1989122048600 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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