A relation between the normalized theraml energy and the safety factor for tokamaks

S.E. Segre, V. Zanza

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It is shown that, within the framework of the extended neoclassical theory, for a tokamak there exists a relationship between the normalized thermalenergy content, β, and the normalized plasma current, 1/q. This relationship, which depends essentially only on plasma fuelling, is a generalization of the usual Bennett relation and it is of importance for tokamak confinement and heating. © 1993 Società Italiana di Fisica.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897 - 901
Number of pages5
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica D - Condensed Matter, Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics, Biophysics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1993
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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