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Reconciliation of almost-invariant tori in chaotic systems

Gibson, Ashley Martin

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Magnetic field lines within toroidal magnetic confinement systems can be described as orbits of one-and-a-half-degree-of-freedom Lagrangian and Hamiltonian systems. In axisymmetric devices such as ideal tokamaks in equilibrium, all field lines lie within a smoothly nested set of invariant tori (magnetic surfaces) foliating the plasma volume, but this integrability is lost within non-axisymmetric devices such as stellarators. That is, not all field lines lie within magnetic surfaces and thus...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (MPhil)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/151720
DOI: 10.25911/5d51500b621b2
Access Rights: Open Access

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