The confinement of alpha particle is important in tokamaks. The trajectory or confinement of alpha particles is often calculated with guiding center approximation. The features of spherical tokamak can break the approximation. We investigate finite Larmor radius effect. The orbit calculated by equation of motion is different, especially in toroidal direction, from that by guiding center equations. This difference causes difference of ripple resonance energy and the difference of the peaks of the diffusion coefficients. Furthermore, because of the additional free parameter, Larmor phase, the peaks of diffusion coefficient calculated by equation of motion are broader than those by guiding center equations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Waste Management and Disposal