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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 7, 2403057 (2012)

Regular Articles

Electron-Fluid Perturbation and Its Interaction with Electrons in a Field-Reversed Configuration
Fusaki P. IIZIMA, Toshiki TAKAHASHI, Takayuki WATANABE and Tomohiko ASAI1)
Department of Electronic Engineering, Gunma University, Gunma 376-8515, Japan
College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, Tokyo 101-8308, Japan
(Received 9 December 2011 / Accepted 5 April 2012 / Published 07 June 2012)


Electron-fluid perturbation fields of a field-reversed configuration plasma is investigated by assuming the source of a electromagnetic wave is the electron current fluctuation. Electron trajectories in the prescribed perturbation field are calculated, and the toroidal flow velocity and velocity distribution and estimated by the particle-in-cell method. It is found that electrons are heated and enhancement of the end-loss of electrons is observed when the perturbation field is present.


field-reversed configuration, electron-fluid perturbation, wave-particle interaction

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.7.2403057


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Fusaki P. IIZIMA, Toshiki TAKAHASHI, Takayuki WATANABE and Tomohiko ASAI, Plasma Fusion Res. 7, 2403057 (2012).