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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computational Mechanics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes