Theory of electron cyclotron heating in the Constance 2 experiment
Abstract
The bounceaveraged quasilinear equation for a nonrelativistic mirrorconfined plasma interacting with electromagnetic waves is derived for use in the study of ECRH of the Constance II mirror experiment. The derivations follows the more formal examples given by Berk for electrostatic waves and Bernstein and Baxter for relativistic plasmas. The validity of the theory is discussed by examining individual particle orbits in an EM field. The local dispersion relation is found while deriving a selfconsistent WKB theory which can be used to estimate the power transferred from the launching horn to the plasma.
 Publication:

Unknown
 Pub Date:
 March 1981
 Bibcode:
 1981tech.rept.....M
 Keywords:

 Cyclotron Radiation;
 Linear Equations;
 Mirror Fusion;
 Nuclear Fusion;
 Plasma Control;
 Relativistic Plasmas;
 Analysis (Mathematics);
 Controlled Fusion;
 Hypotheses;
 Plasma Heating;
 Plasma Physics;
 Nuclear and HighEnergy Physics