Lagrangian Description of Nonadiabatic Particle Motion in Spherical Tori

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The ability of a device to provide adiabatic motion of charged particles is crucial for magnetic confinement. As the magnetic field in the present-day spherical tori, e.g., MAST and NSTX, is much lower than in the conventional tokamaks, effects of the finite Larmor radius (FLR) on the motion of fast ions are of importance in these devices, affecting the stochasticity threshold for the interaction of the ions with electromagnetic perturbations. In addition, FLR by itself may result in non-conservation (jumps) of the magnetic moment of particles [4]. In this work we propose a Lagrangian approach to description of the resonant ... continued below

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White, R.B.; Yakovenko, Yu.V. & Kolesnichenko, Ya.I. June 21, 2002.

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The ability of a device to provide adiabatic motion of charged particles is crucial for magnetic confinement. As the magnetic field in the present-day spherical tori, e.g., MAST and NSTX, is much lower than in the conventional tokamaks, effects of the finite Larmor radius (FLR) on the motion of fast ions are of importance in these devices, affecting the stochasticity threshold for the interaction of the ions with electromagnetic perturbations. In addition, FLR by itself may result in non-conservation (jumps) of the magnetic moment of particles [4]. In this work we propose a Lagrangian approach to description of the resonant collisionless motion of charged particles under a perturbation, allowing for FLR. The work generalizes results of Ref. [1], where only time-independent perturbations were considered. The approach is used to find the stochasticity thresholds for the Goldston-White-Boozer (GWB) diffusion [2] and the cyclotron-resonance-induced (CRI) diffusion (for the case of the firs t cyclotron resonance, the latter was discovered in Ref. [3]). In addition, a new expression for the magnetic moment variation caused by FLR is found.

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  • Report No.: PPPL-3712.pdf
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/798206 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc742012

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White, R.B.; Yakovenko, Yu.V. & Kolesnichenko, Ya.I. Lagrangian Description of Nonadiabatic Particle Motion in Spherical Tori, report, June 21, 2002; Princeton, New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc742012/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.