Calculation of a self-consistent, low frequency electrostatic field in the drift-kinetic approximation
Author(s)Beasley, Cloyd Orris, 1933-; Meier, H. K. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Rij, W. I. van. Oak Ridge National Laboratory; McCune, James E. (James Elliot)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Gas Turbine and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory
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We derive an asymptotic series in [omega]p -2 , the inverse-square plasma frequency, for the self-consistent, low frequency electrostatic field in tori. The derivation is consistent with the drift-kinetic ordering and may be used in either instability or equilibrium calculations. We find that in a time-dependent formalism, the electric field is completely determined to first order in a drift-kinetic expansion.
July 1977Includes bibliographical references (pages 22-23)
Cambridge, Mass. : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gas Turbine and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory, 
GT & PDL report ; no. 135