Accession Number:

ADA031491

Title:

The Status of the Nonlinear Theory of Drift and Trapped Particle Instabilities.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

This note is a short appraisal of the status of nonlinear theories for drift waves and trapped particle instabilities as seen by the author. Such instabilities are thought to play a crucial role in the energy confinement capability of tokamaks. Some of the phenomenological and strong turbulence theories are discussed followed by a discussion of the more quantitative weak turbulence theories.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE