Numerical Model of Plasma Confinement

J. C. Sprott and E. J. Strait
Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706
(Received February 3, 1975)


A time-dependent, zero-dimensional computer model with no adjustable parameters, for magnetically confined plasmas, is described. It predicts spatially averaged values of plasma density and electron and ion temperatures, and its predictions compare well with volume averaged measurements made in the Wisconsin Levitated Toroidal Octupole. The model is easily adaptable to predict scaling in other devices.

Ref: J. C. Sprott and E. J. Strait, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science PS-4, 6-10 (1975)

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