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Experimental results from many tokamaks suggest steady state operation may be feasible with the plasma current driven by lower hybrid waves (LHW). This is expected to increase reactor reliability and availability. A steady state device such as MET/ITER driven by LHW is considered. The power multiplication factor Q is an essential parameter. The optimum plasma characteristics for maximising Q under the restriction of LHW penetration limitations are determined.

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Authors: TONON G, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 16th European Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, Venezia (IT), March 13-17, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34467 ORA
Record Number: 198910800 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en