The role of energetic particles in fusion plasmas

S.D. Pinches, H.L. Berk, D.N. Borba, B.N. Breizman, S. Briguglio, A. Fasoli, G. Fogaccia, M.P. Gryaznevich, V. Kiptily, M.J. Mantsinen, S.E. Sharapov, D. Testa, R.G.L. Vann, G. Vlad, F. Zonca

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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.
Original languageEnglish
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JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number12 B
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Pinches, S. D., Berk, H. L., Borba, D. N., Breizman, B. N., Briguglio, S., Fasoli, A., ... Zonca, F. (2004). The role of energetic particles in fusion plasmas. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 46(12 B), -.