Tokamak Plasma Heating with Intense, Pulsed, Ion Beams.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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An intense, space-charge-neutralized, pulsed ion beam is used to heat a magnetically-confined plasma, such as a tokamak plasma, by injecting the ion beam into the plasma along a trajectory that is generally perpendicular to the confining magnetic field. For proper beam parameters, the ion beam will propagate across the magnetic field in the vacuum region, penetrate the confined plasma, and deposit its energy in the interior of the plasma. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics