Brazilian Journal of Physics
Print version ISSN 0103-9733
ROBERTO, M.; SILVA, E. C. da; CALDAS, I. L. and VIANA, R. L.. Non-twist field line mappings for tokamaks with reversed magnetic shear. Braz. J. Phys. [online]. 2004, vol.34, n.4b, pp. 1759-1765. ISSN 0103-9733. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-97332004000800046.
The structure of magnetic field lines in a tokamak with reversed magnetic shear is investigated by means of analytically derived area-preserving non-twist Poincaré maps. The basic configuration is the magnetic field produced by an ergodic limiter, superimposed to the tokamak equilibrium field in suitable coordinates. We consider the cases of one and two resonant modes, focusing on magnetic island dimerization and the formation of a transport barrier in the chaotic layer of field lines.