Magnetic fusion with high energy self-colliding ion beams

  title={Magnetic fusion with high energy self-colliding ion beams},
  author={Norman Rostoker and F. J. Wessel and Bogdan C. Maglich and Amnon Fisher},
  journal={1992 9th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams},
Field-reversed configurations of energetic large orbit ions with neutralizing electrons have been proposed as the basis of a fusion reactor. Vlasov equilibria consisting of a ring or an annulus have been investigated. A stability analysis has been carried out for a long thin layer of energetic ions in a low density background plasma. There is a growing body of experimental evidence from tokamaks that energetic ions slow down and diffuse in accordance with classical theory in the presence of… 

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