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Abstract

The problem of ICRF wave propagation in an inhomogeneous toroidal plasma is analysed in some detail, and rf power deposition profiles in the W VII-A stellarator plasma are numerically evaluated. The two antennae used in the W VII-A stellarator are then described and a self-consistent evaluation of their plasma loaded impedance is given. Finally, the experimental results are analysed and an attempt is made to compare them, at least qualitatively, with the theoretical predictions, even though effective plasma heating was always overshadowed by a massive increase in radiation losses.

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Authors: CATTANEI G IPP, D, IPP, D
Bibliographic Reference: REPORT IPP 2/290, 1987, AVAILABILITY: MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT, MUENCHEN, D
Record Number: 1989126071700 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en