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A toroidally broad antenna is proposed for ion cyclotron heating (ICRH) of the next generation of large tokamaks. The antenna has a number of attractive mechanical properties that are absent in ICRH antennas of conventional design. The electrical properties of the broad antenna, together with the properties of a conventional antenna of similar dimensions, are evaluated self-consistently. It is found that the power handling capability and the design flexibility of the broad antenna compare favourably with those of the conventional antenna. Both antennas could supply the ICRH heating requirements of a device of reactor dimensions.

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Authors: CATTANEI G, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE);MURPHY A B, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nuclear Fusion, Vol. 29 (1989), No. 1, pp. 15-26
Record Number: 198910585 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en