QUASI-STEADY-STATE CURRENT DRIVE BY PLASMA RELAXATION
According to certain models of plasma behaviour, the application of suitably phased alternating voltages to the toroidal and poloidal circuits of a pinch can maintain the toroidal current if the plasma resistance is not too high. This effect was first predicted as a consequence of plasma models used to describe the interaction between the plasma and the power supplies in reversed field pinches, but may conceivably apply to Tokamaks with a relaxing central region where q < 1. A brief description of the models is given.
Bibliographic Reference: NON-INDUCTIVE CURRENT DRIVE IN TOKAMAKS - IAEA TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING, CULHAM LABORATORY (UK), APRIL 18-21, 1983 VOL. II, PP. 376-387 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31915 ORA
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Record Number: 1989123050000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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