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Alfvén wave theory in tokamaks

Grant number: 14/03308-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2014
Effective date (End): March 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Physics of Fluids, Plasma Physics and Electrical Discharge
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Artour Grigorievich Elfimov
Grantee:Fabio Camilo de Souza
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/50773-0 - Center of excellence in physics and applications of plasmas, AP.TEM

Abstract

The goal of the project is to develop a theory of Alfvén waves in kinetic approximation including energetic particles and geodesic effects on instability these waves in tokamak plasmas. Vlasov equation foe collisionless plasmas will be used as basic equation for this analysis. Final results are proposed to be used for development new diagnostics methods with Alfvén waves in the TCABR tokamak of IFUSP. (AU)

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