Accession Number:

ADA024223

Title:

Particle Motion and Diffusion in Geometric Mirrors.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-24

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Expressions are derived for the full bounce period and second adiabatic invariant of a charged particle trapped in a geometric mirror which confines plasma by means of a magnetic surface layer. Fieldfree regions of double-conical and ellipsoidal shape are treated explicitly as special cases, and global diffusion equations are derived for these cases by bounce-averaging the equation for local pitch-angle diffusion caused by collisions with the coexisting neutral gas. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE