Neoclassical Diffusion of Heavy Impurities in a Rotating Tokamak Plasma

K. L. Wong, C. Z. Cheng

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)


Particle orbits in a rotating tokamak plasma are calculated from the equation of motion in the frame that rotates with the plasma. It is found that heavy particles in a rotating plasma can drift away from magnetic surfaces significantly faster, resulting in a diffusion coefficient much larger, than for a stationary plasma. Particle simulation is carried out and the results offer a qualitative explanation for some experimental data from the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2643-2646
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Neoclassical Diffusion of Heavy Impurities in a Rotating Tokamak Plasma'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this