Transport properties of a toroidal plasma at intermediate-to-high collision frequencies

John M. Rawls, Ming Sheng Chu, F. L. Hinton

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Neoclassical transport coefficients are computed in a large aspect ratio toroidal magnetic confinement system in order to examine the transition between the plateau and Pfirsch-Schlüter regimes. The calculation employs a hybrid collision operator combining Krook and pitch angle scattering terms with the identical particle collision frequency taken to be a function of velocity which is determined from a fit to known exact results for classical transport. A simple approximate analytic form is presented which incorporates both these results and the results of Hinton and Rosenbluth for lower collision frequencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1160-1166
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1975

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computational Mechanics


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