A finite-circuit-element code for modeling the compression of a gyrating charged-particle beam

D. L. Book, P. J. Turchi, D. L. Stein

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    Abstract

    A method is described for calculating the interaction between an imploding liner, a magnetically confined charged-particle ring (Astron e-layer, ion ring) and a target plasma, based on the equations of the equivalent circuit. Expressing the electrodynamical behavior in terms of inductive coupling between circular current loops, so that changes in geometry and plasma parameters are described by changes in the induction coefficients, means that only ordinary differential equations arise, in contrast with fluid descriptions. Induced electron currents are conveniently included in the model. Application to a beam-target fusion system driven by the compression of an ion ring is described as an illustration of the utility of the technique.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)271-289
    Number of pages19
    JournalJournal of Computational Physics
    Volume33
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1979

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    Particle beams
    particle beams
    Charged particles
    charged particles
    Plasmas
    Networks (circuits)
    rings
    Ions
    Beam plasma interactions
    Ordinary differential equations
    Equivalent circuits
    Fusion reactions
    linings
    equivalent circuits
    Fluids
    Geometry
    Electrons
    induction
    ions
    differential equations

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    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    A finite-circuit-element code for modeling the compression of a gyrating charged-particle beam. / Book, D. L.; Turchi, P. J.; Stein, D. L.

    In: Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 33, No. 2, 1979, p. 271-289.

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    Book, D. L. ; Turchi, P. J. ; Stein, D. L. / A finite-circuit-element code for modeling the compression of a gyrating charged-particle beam. In: Journal of Computational Physics. 1979 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 271-289.
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