INVESTIGATION OF ELECTRON NON-EQUILIBRIUM KINETIC PROCESSES BY PULSED CYCLOTRON HEATING IN TOKAMAK PLASMAS
A method for investigating the non-equilibrium kinetic processes which determine the formation of a non- Maxwellian electron distribution in Tokamak plasmas is discussed. The case of a non-Maxwellian fast electron tail is considered in detail. It is shown that the study of the transient phase after modification of the tail by a short pulse of electron cyclotron wave energy yields valuable information on the mechanisms of tail formation.
Bibliographic Reference: NUCLEAR FUSION, VOL. 26 (1986), NO. 5, PP. 662-666
Record Number: 1989126017400 / Last updated on: 1989-03-01
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