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Abstract

The performance of a modular helical antenna for Alfven wave heating is analyzed in the framework of 1-D cylindrical theory, including finite frequency (i.e. Hall current) effects. It is shown that modes with either positive or negative helicity can be preferentially excited in the plasma by tilting the antenna with respect to the polodial magnetic field. Excitation of pure modes, which is crucial for optimizing the power deposition profile, can be achieved with surprisingly small tilt angles.

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Authors: HOFMANN F, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND);APPERT K, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND);VILLARD L CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND), CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND)
Bibliographic Reference: NUCLEAR FUSION, VOL.24 (1984), NO. 12, PP. 1679-1682
Record Number: 1989123048100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en