ON THE EQUILIBRIUM OF ELECTRON CLOUDS IN TOROIDAL MAGNETIC FIELDS.
AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB EVERETT MASS
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The self-consistent equilibrium configurations available to low density toroidal electron clouds under the influence of an external magnetic field and the electric fields due to space and image charges are discussed. The equilibria are dynamic rather than static, but steady. Delta-B, centrifugal and other drifts are shown to be unimportant, in contrast to the situation in toroidal neutral plasmas. Typical equilibria are shown in detail, to zero order in q. The construction of equilibria accurate to order q is shown to be possible but is not carried out in detail. Author
- Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
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