Ramp-Up and Current Drive by Lower-Hybrid Waves on Tore Supra

  • G. Tonon
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Wave injection at a frequency close to the lower hybrid (L.H.) frequency in configurations of the TOKAMAK type has shown its potential and flexibility both with regard to heating a plasma /1/ /2/ and also as regards non inductive plasma start-up /3/, ramp-up /4//5//6/ and current generation /7/ to /14/. More recently, interesting results have also been obtained on the stabilization of M.H.D. modes by L.H. waves both on PETULA /15/ and PLT /16/.


Current Drive Coupling Structure Loop Voltage Lower Hybrid Frequency Main Plasma Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Tonon
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  1. 1.Départment de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée-C.E.N.G.Association EURATOM-C.E.A.Grenoble CedexFrance

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