AN OVERVIEW OF THEORY OF LOWER HYBRID AND ION CYCLOTRON HEATING OF TOKAMAK PLASMAS
These notes are an introduction to the theory of Lower Hybrid Resonance (LHR) and Ion Cyclotron Resonance (ICR) heating of Tokamak plasmas. We have devoted some effort to discuss the linear dispersion relation and the mechanisms of wave-particle interactions, since we are convinced that a good understanding of linear propagation and absorption is a pre-requisite for any deeped investigation of h.f. plasma heating. In particular we have tried to show how the guidelines for heating experiments (frequency choice, antenna design, etc.), are dictated by the properties of linear plasma waves. A cursory mention has been given of other subjects of obvious importance: solution of Maxwell equations in non-uniform plasmas, antenna modelling, h.f. current drive. Practically nothing is said on parametric decay processes, h.f. effects on confinement and impurity production, etc.
Bibliographic Reference: REPORT IPP-5/20, 1988, AVAILABILITY: MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT, MUENCHEN, D
Record Number: 1989126098300 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
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