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Fast ion orbits decelerating in a magnetically confined plasma undergo topological transitions associated with the branching of the characteristic curves of the relevant Fokker-Planck equation. Transition probability functions are introduced. A significant inward drift as the fast ions slow down in energy is noted.

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Authors: PORCELLI F, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB);FURNO I, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB);ERIKSSON L G, Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Energetica (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(94)72 EN (1995) 12 pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
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