Electron transport fluxes in potato plateau regime

K. C. Shaing, R. D. Hazeltine

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Electron transport fluxes in the potato plateau regime are calculated from the solutions of the drift kinetic equation and fluid equations. It is found that the bootstrap current density remains finite in the region close to the magnetic axis, although it decreases with increasing collision frequency. This finite amount of the bootstrap current in the relatively collisional regime is important in modeling tokamak startup with 100% bootstrap current.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4331-4332
Number of pages2
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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