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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 5, S1031 (2010)

Regular Articles

Flux Supply of a Field-Reversed Configuration by NBI Heating
Fusaki P. IIZIMA and Toshiki TAKAHASHI
Department of Electronic Engineering, Gunma University, 1-5-1 Tenjin-cho, Kiryu 376-8515, Japan
(Received 9 January 2009 / Accepted 2 October 2009 / Published 26 March 2010)


It is shown that the magnetic flux of a field-reversed configuration plasma can be supplied by neutral beam injection heating. Although the beam ion current leads a flux decay due to interaction between fast ions and electrons that carries the current dominantly, the thermal force affects sustainment of the flux. The azimuthal electric field is the only source of flux supply in the newly developed model.


neutral beam injection, field-reversed configuration, flux supply, electron heating, resistive decay, thermal force, Monte-Carlo simulation

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.5.S1031


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Fusaki P. IIZIMA and Toshiki TAKAHASHI, Plasma Fusion Res. 5, S1031 (2010).