Accession Number:

AD0636120

Title:

ON THE EQUILIBRIUM OF ELECTRON CLOUDS IN TOROIDAL MAGNETIC FIELDS.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB EVERETT MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE