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Energetically Resolved Multiple-Fluid Equilibria of Tokamak Plasmas

Hole, Matthew; Dennis, Gary Ralph


In many magnetically confined fusion experiments, a significant fraction of the stored energy of the plasma resides in energetic, or non-thermal, particle populations. Despite this, most equilibrium treatments are based on MHD: a single fluid treatment which assumes a Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution function. Detailed magnetic reconstruction based on this treatment ignore the energetic complexity of the plasma and can result in model-data inconsistencies, such as thermal pressure profiles which...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
DOI: 10.1088/0741-3335/51/3/035014


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