Quasilinear transport model for mirror machines
Abstract
A quasilinear model to describe the evolution of a mirror plasma is presented. It is shown that, as in the 2XIIB mirror experiment, a plasma stream sufficiently reduces rf turbulence so that a high density steady state mirror plasma can be sustained by a neutral beam. The scaling law for this plasma configuration is derived. The energy lifetime is found to be the Spitzer electronion drag time even when electron thermal conduction to the external plasma can be neglected.
 Publication:

Physics of Fluids
 Pub Date:
 July 1977
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.861994
 Bibcode:
 1977PhFl...20.1080B
 Keywords:

 Magnetic Mirrors;
 Magnetohydrodynamic Stability;
 Mathematical Models;
 Plasma Control;
 Plasma Turbulence;
 Transport Theory;
 Charge Exchange;
 Computerized Simulation;
 Dense Plasmas;
 Finite Difference Theory;
 Life (Durability);
 Neutral Particles;
 PlasmaParticle Interactions;
 Steady State;
 Plasma Physics