Ion plateau transport near the tokamak magnetic axis

K. C. Shaing, R. D. Hazeltine

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Conventional neoclassical transport theory does not pertain near the magnetic axis, where orbital variation of the minor radius and the poloidal field markedly change the nature of guiding-center trajectories. Instead of the conventional tokamak banana-shaped trajectories, near-axis orbits, called potato orbits, are radially wider and lead to distinctive kinetic considerations. Here it is shown that there is a plateau regime for the near-axis case; the corresponding potato-plateau ion thermal conductivity is computed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)953-958
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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