Plasma Transport Near Material Boundaries

  • C. E. Singer


The fluid theory of two-dimensional (2-d) plasma transport in axisymmetric devices is reviewed. The forces which produce flow across the magnetic field in a collisional plasma are described. These flows may lead to up-down asymmetries in the poloidal rotation and radial fluxes. Emphasis is placed on understanding the conditions under which the known 2-d plasma fluid equations provide a valid description of these processes. Attempts to extend the fluid treatment to less collisional, turbulent plasmas are discussed. A reduction to the 1-d fluid equations used in many computer simulations is possible when sources or boundary conditions provide a large enough radial scale length. The complete 1-d fluid equations are given in the text, and 2-d fluid equations are given in the Appendix.


Subsonic Flow Fluid Equation Plasma Transport Collisional Plasma Material Boundary 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. E. Singer
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  1. 1.Plasma Physics LaboratoryPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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