STUDY OF FAST IONS DURING LOWER HYBRID EXPERIMENTS ON ASDEX
In the lower hybrid experiments on ASDEX, an intense flux of fast ions (E <= 3 keV) is observed with the charge exchange diagnostic in the perpendicular or quasi-perpendicular direction, above a density threshold of 2 . 10**-3. It was shown that these ions are probably generated close to the plasma edge and therefore badly confined: they disappear as soon the RF is turned off (tau <or= 1 ms). A method is presented which gives the radial extension of the region where the ion - wave interaction takes place and the resulting experimental values for the perpendicular index of the wave as a function of the radius in this region.
Bibliographic Reference: COURSE AND WORKSHOP ON APPLICATIONS OF RF WAVES TO TOKAMAK PLASMAS, VILLA MONASTERO, VARENNA (ITALY), SEPT. 5-14, 1985 PP. 746-751, VOL. II 908 P., 1985, VOL. I AND VOL. II WRITE TO MONOTYPIA FRANCHI, VIALE UMBRIA 28/C, 06012 CITTA DI CASTELLO, PERUGIA (I
Record Number: 1989124098800 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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