Poloidal flow damping with potato orbits in tokamaks

K. C. Shaing

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The poloidal flow damping rate in the vicinity of the magnetic axis in tokamaks is calculated using the time-dependent plasma viscosity. It is found that the damping rate is of the order of νii ft2, where νii is the ion-ion collision frequency, and ft is the fraction of the trapped potatoes. The corresponding neoclassical polarization or inertia enhancement factor is [1+ (σ pq 2/f t)], where σ p is a numerical number of the order of unity, and q is the safety factor.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102514
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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