Ion transport in a partially ionized impure edge plasma
The kinetic theory of transport in an impure, partially ionized, edge plasma is developed. It is found that the thermal force between bulk ions and impurities is enhanced by the presence of neutral atoms, but the dynamical friction is not affected by the neutrals. When the neutral viscosity is large, an additional force on the impurities also arises. This force is parallel to the magnetic field, and is proportional to the shear of the parallel plasma velocity and the perpendicular ion density and temperature gradients.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: UKAEA FUS 366 EN (1997) 27pp.
Availability: Available from the Librarian, UKAEA, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3DB (GB)
Record Number: 199711283 / Last updated on: 1997-10-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en