Generation of Noninductive Current by Electron-BernsteinWaves on the COMPASS-D Tokamak

Generation of Noninductive Current by Electron-BernsteinWaves on the COMPASS-D Tokamak

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Generation of Noninductive Current by Electron-BernsteinWaves on the COMPASS-D Tokamak

Electron-Bernstein waves (EBW) were excited in the plasma by mode converted extraordinary ( X ) waves launched from the high field side of the COMPASS-D tokamak at different toroidal angles. It has been found experimentally that X -mode injection perpendicular to the magnetic field provides maximum heating efficiency. Noninductive currents of up to 100 kA were found to be driven by the EBW mode with countercurrent drive. These results are consistent with ray tracing and quasilinear Fokker-Planck simulations.

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23/12/2002