Theory of plasma heating by low-frequency waves : Magnetic pumping and Alfvén resonance heating
The current state of the art in the linear theory of magnetic pumping and Alfvén wave resonance heating is assessed, using a number of different plasma models. In general, the Alfvén resonance heating schemes are superior to the magnetic pumping schemes, except when the applied frequency is close to an eigenmode of the fast magneto-acoustic wave. The most advanced tools available for accurate description of plasma heating by low-frequency waves are cylindrical codes based on the hot plasma model. There is a need for a toroidal kinetic code.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: LRP 421/90 EN (1990) 179 pp.
Availability: Available from Confédération Suisse, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 21 avenue des Bains, 1007 Lausanne (CH)
Record Number: 199110555 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en