Bootstrap current and parallel viscosity in the low collisionality regime in toroidal plasmas

Ker-Chung Shaing, E. C. Crume, J. S. Tolliver, S. P. Hirshman, W. I. Van Rij

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Bootstrap currents in the low collisionality regime in nonaxisymmetric toroidal plasmas are calculated analytically using a model drift kinetic equation. The results obtained using the analytic expression are compared with those calculated from the numerical solutions of the drift kinetic equation. Qualitatively and quantitively, the results are in reasonable agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-152
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics of Fluids B
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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