Kinetic Alfven wave propagation in cylindrical Tokamak

Sanae Itoh, K. Itoh, K. Nishikawa

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Propagation and absorption of kinetic shear Alfven wave, which is launched by a helical oscillating current sheet, are examined in a collisionless, current-carrying cylindrical plasma in sheared magnetic field. Kinetic effects, such as effects of the finite gyroradius, Landau resonance and collisionless resistivity, as well as finite- beta effects, density, temperature and current inhomogeneity effects are included. The authors find that the propagating shear Alfven wave excites drift wave around the resonant layer, and the wave is absorbed through Landau resonance. The propagation is strongly affected by the magnetic shear, and the spatial distribution of the absorbed power is determined by the kinetic effects near the resonance layer. The calculated coupling coefficient to the antenna and heating efficiency are found to have strong dependence on locations of antenna and shell.

Original languageEnglish
Article number001
Pages (from-to)1027-1041
Number of pages15
JournalPlasma Physics
Volume24
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1982

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magnetohydrodynamic waves
Wave propagation
wave propagation
Shear waves
Kinetics
kinetics
Antennas
shear
antennas
Spatial distribution
cylindrical plasmas
propagation
Magnetic fields
Plasmas
Heating
current sheets
coupling coefficients
spatial distribution
inhomogeneity
electrical resistivity

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Kinetic Alfven wave propagation in cylindrical Tokamak. / Itoh, Sanae; Itoh, K.; Nishikawa, K.

In: Plasma Physics, Vol. 24, No. 9, 001, 01.12.1982, p. 1027-1041.

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Itoh, S, Itoh, K & Nishikawa, K 1982, 'Kinetic Alfven wave propagation in cylindrical Tokamak', Plasma Physics, vol. 24, no. 9, 001, pp. 1027-1041. https://doi.org/10.1088/0032-1028/24/9/001
Itoh, Sanae ; Itoh, K. ; Nishikawa, K. / Kinetic Alfven wave propagation in cylindrical Tokamak. In: Plasma Physics. 1982 ; Vol. 24, No. 9. pp. 1027-1041.
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