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Following renewed interest in the guiding-centre problem, an alternative to the preceding approaches is proposed. It consists essentially in demonstrating the existence of a representative simple model for which the problem is rigorously solved in the Hamilton-Jacobi framework. It is shown that a perturbation method allows the extension of the model to more realistic cases having cylindrical configurations of the fields. A further extension to cover both magnetic-mirror configurations and tokamaks can be achieved.

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Authors: GRATREAU P, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT);ROBOUCH B V, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: RT/NUCL/92/16 EN (1992)
Availability: Available from Servizio Studi e Documentazione, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, C.P. 65-00044 Frascati, Roma (IT)
Record Number: 199310724 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en