Squeezed potato orbits in a magnetic well

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It is shown that potato orbits in the near-axis region of a high beta tokamak are squeezed in a magnetic well. The squeezing factor is the same as that for the banana orbits derived in an earlier work [Phys. Plasmas 3, 2843 (1996)]. It depends on the energy of the particle. For high-energy particles, the size of the squeezed orbits is independent of their energy. This implies improved confinement for high-energy particles and for high beta tokamaks with advanced fuels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3855-3856
Number of pages2
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume8
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Sep 1

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In: Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 8, No. 9, 01.09.2001, p. 3855-3856.

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