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Abstract

This paper discusses likely future developments in the ECE diagnostic for reactor-like plasmas, with the emphasis on tokamaks. The discussion is necessarily speculative. We therefore use emission in the next generation of machines as a reference point, since there is confidence that this can be predicted with reasonably good accuracy. The primary purposes of the paper are to examine how our present understanding of ECE can be used to estimate the usefulness and limits of the diagnostic in reactor plasmas, and to stimulate further discussion in this area. We also consider briefly what the objectives of ECE measurements might be in these plasmas and how measurement techniques may evolve. The next section discusses the physics of ECE, which is then used in section 3 to try to extrapolate to the diagnostic potential for reactor plasmas. Section 4 poses the question of what the objectives of ECE measurements should be on these machines, and in the fifth section the measurement techniques and practical difficulties are considered.

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Authors: BARTLETT D V CEA, CENTRE D'ETUDES NUCLEAIRES, FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES (FRANCE) COSTLEY A E NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY, TEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX (UK) , CEA, CENTRE D'ETUDES NUCLEAIRES, FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES (FRANCE);NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY, TEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: WORKSHOP ON DIAGNOSTICS FOR FUSION REACTOR CONDITIONS, VARENNA, COMO (ITALY), SEPT. 6-17, 1982, PP. 227-232 351 P., 1983, ISBN 0-08-031161-X WRITE TO PERGAMON PRESS LTD., HEADINGTON HILL HALL, OXFORD OX3 OBW (ENGLAND), PRICE: UKL 47, (EUR 8351 EN).
Record Number: 1989123107900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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