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Area-preserving maps models of gyroaveraged ExB chaotic transport

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Autor(es):
da Fonseca, J. D. [1] ; del-Castillo-Negrete, D. [2] ; Caldas, I. L. [1]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Phys, BR-5315970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Oak Ridge Natl Lab, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 - USA
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Physics of Plasmas; v. 21, n. 9 SEP 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 7
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Discrete maps have been extensively used to model 2-dimensional chaotic transport in plasmas and fluids. Here we focus on area-preserving maps describing finite Larmor radius (FLR) effects on E x B chaotic transport in magnetized plasmas with zonal flows perturbed by electrostatic drift waves. FLR effects are included by gyro-averaging the Hamiltonians of the maps which, depending on the zonal flow profile, can have monotonic or non-monotonic frequencies. In the limit of zero Larmor radius, the monotonic frequency map reduces to the standard Chirikov-Taylor map, and in the case of non-monotonic frequency, the map reduces to the standard nontwist map. We show that in both cases FLR leads to chaos suppression, changes in the stability of fixed points, and robustness of transport barriers. FLR effects are also responsible for changes in the phase space topology and zonal flow bifurcations. Dynamical systems methods based on the counting of recurrences times are used to quantify the dependence on the Larmor radius of the threshold for the destruction of transport barriers. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/00483-1 - Transporte de partículas em plasmas confinados magneticamente
Beneficiário:Julio César David da Fonseca
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Estágio de Pesquisa - Doutorado