In the burning fusion plasmas of next step devices such as ITER (2001 ITER-FEAT Outline Design Report IAEA/ITER EDA/DS/18 (Vienna: IAEA) p 21), the majority of the heating of the fusing fuel will come from the plasma self-heating by fusion born α-particles. Recent advances in theoretical understanding, together with the development of new diagnostic techniques, make this a timely opportunity to survey the role of energetic particles in fusion plasmas and how it projects to future burning plasma devices.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Condensed Matter Physics