Bootstrap current induced by fusion born alpha particles

C. T. Hsu, Ker-Chung Shaing, R. P. Gormley, D. J. Sigmar

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The bootstrap current produced by fusion born alpha particles is obtained, retaining effects of slowing down drag, pitch angle scattering, and arbitrary aspect ratio. The result is presented both as a summation of a rapidly converging series and a simple Fade approximation good for arbitrary aspect ratio. Quantitative results are derived using the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) [Plasma Phys. Controlled Nucl. Fusion Res. (International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1989), Vol. 3, p. 214] parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4023-4032
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics of Fluids B
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1992 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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