Two-fluid Analysis of the Geodesic Acoustic Mode in Tokamaks
Other conference contribution, 2011

In most analysis reported so far on the geodesic acoustic mode (GAM) in tokamaks, the current along the magnetic field has been assumed to vanish, J∥ = 0. The parallel electron current associated with low frequency modes in tokamaks is large even in electrostatic limit and tends to short-circuit the cross-field electric field. The collisionless electrostatic GAM as predicted in the original work (Winsor, et al.) does not exist. The GAM only modifies the Alfven frequency. The finding in this study suggests that electrostatic GAM should be confined at the edge where the electron collision frequency is high.

Tokamak devices

kinetic theory

plasma beam injection heating

electron collisions


Akira Hirose

University of Saskatchewan

Jan Weiland

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Transport Theory

AIP Conference Proceedings

0094-243X (ISSN) 1551-7616 (eISSN)

Vol. 1392 67-72
978-073540962-0 (ISBN)

Subject Categories

Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics





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