Brazilian Journal of Physics
On-line version ISSN 1678-4448
TOZAWA, L. M. and ZIEBELL, L. F.. Stochastic diffusion of energetic ions due to lower hybrid waves. Braz. J. Phys. [online]. 1998, vol.28, n.3, pp. 211-221. ISSN 1678-4448. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-97331998000300006.
This paper discusses the interaction between energetic ions and lower hybrid waves in tokamak plasmas, presenting a numerical analysis which employs a quasilinear formalism appropriated for the situation in which ion stochastic diffusion occurs. The results show that significant wave-particle interaction may take place when a population of energetic ions in present in the plasma, in partial agreement with evidence from experimental results available in the literature.