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Abstract

Given the high cost of experimental devices in magnetic fusion research it is important to have reliable and predictive tools for their operation. This, together with the complexity of the geometry, has prompted a major effort in the development of numerical techniques.

From single particles

The particular magnetic geometry stems from the requirement that the particles should be confined by the magnetic field. The particle motion is a fast race along the field, lines added to a slower drift across the magnetic surfaces. Therefore the topology is toroidal, with field lines helically twisting about the magnetic axis. is.

Additional information

Authors: VILLARD L, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, EURATOM Association-Confederation Suisse, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Europhysics News, Vol.29, No.6 (1998), pp.213-214
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