Quasilinear theory of collisionless Fermi acceleration in a multicusp magnetic confinement geometry.

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Particle motion in a cylindrical multiple-cusp magnetic field configuration is shown to be highly (though not completely) chaotic, as expected by analogy with the Sinai billiard. This provides a collisionless, linear mechanism for phase randomization during monochromatic wave heating. A general quasilinear theory of collisionless energy diffusion is… (More)

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@article{Dewar1999QuasilinearTO, title={Quasilinear theory of collisionless Fermi acceleration in a multicusp magnetic confinement geometry.}, author={R. L. Dewar and Calin-Cristian Ciubotariu}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics}, year={1999}, volume={60 6 Pt B}, pages={7400-11} }