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Abstract

The effect of magnetic-field ripple on alpha particles trapped in the major radial variation of the magnetic field in a tokamak reactor is to make their orbits stochastic so that they can escape from the plasma volume extremely rapidly. A guiding centre orbit following code is used to investigate the extent of the stochastic region in a reactor with INTOR parameters, and to compare the results so obtained with the predictions of an analytic map developed to model the banana orbits. Although the analytic map qualitatively reproduces the main trends observed in the guiding centre orbits, differences in detail occur whose origins are discussed.

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Authors: HITCHON W N G, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON. (UK);HASTIE R J CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON. (UK), CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON. (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: NUCLEAR FUSION, VOL. 23 (1983), NO.4, PP. 533-535
Record Number: 1989123019700 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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