Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 47 / Number 1T / January 2005 / Pages 285-287
Technical Paper / Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement
The aim of the article is to discuss briefly obtained results by the authors and to indicate some directions for further research. A closed form expression for the ellipticity of a flux tube confining a low beta plasma in a conventional mirror machine is determined. A scenario to improve end confinement and increase the electron temperature by ICRH with resonant absorption in the vicinity of the mirrors is suggested.