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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Electron inertial effects on rotating magnetic field current drive|
|Abstract:||The effect of finite electron mass on the formation and sustainment of a field reversed configuration (FRC) by rotating magnetic fields (RMF) is studied. The importance of inertial effects is measured by the ratio between the RMF frequency (omega) and the electron-ion collision frequency (nu). In the limit where this ratio is very small (omega/nu -> 0), previous results corresponding to massless electrons are recovered. When omega/nu increases there are significant changes in the value of the minimum external rotating field needed to sustain the FRC and the time required to reach a steady state. Since nu decreases with increasing temperature and decreasing density, these effects are expected to become more important as fusion relevant temperatures are approached.|
|Editor:||Amer Inst Physics|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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