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Abstract

Projections of the (D)T fusion yield expected during fundamental ICRH heating of D in JET tritium plasmas are presented. The highest fusion multiplication factor is achieved for a relatively high plasma density and minority concentration ratio about 20%-40% with dipole antenna. The latter reduces mode conversion and maximises the rf power coupled to the minority ions. Ray-tracing and global wave ICRH codes are used to calculate power deposition profiles; 80% is cyclotron damped by deuterium and 17% is coupled directly to electrons via TTMP and Landau damping. With launched rf power of 12MW deposited about 0.3m off-axis, fusion powers up to about 8MW are predicted for a range of JET plasmas with achieved plasma pressure 6 x 1.0 E20keV/m3 and Z(eff)=2. Projecting rf power to 25MW, fusion power increases to 17MW with Z(eff)=2.

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Authors: COTTRELL G A, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. (GB);CHALMERS UNIVERSITY (SE);BHATNAGAR V P, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. (GB);CHALMERS UNIVERSITY (SE);BURES M, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. (GB);CHALMERS UNIVERSITY (SE);HELLSTEN T, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. (GB);CHALMERS UNIVERSITY (SE);JACQUINOT, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. (GB);CHALMERS UNIVERSITY (SE);J, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. (GB);CHALMERS UNIVERSITY (SE);START D F H, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. (GB);CHALMERS UNIVERSITY (SE);ERIKSSON L G JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. (GB), JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. (GB);CHALMERS UNIVERSITY (SE);CHALMERS UNIVERSITY (SE), JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. (GB);CHALMERS UNIVERSITY (SE)
Bibliographic Reference: REPORT: JET-P(89)34 EN (1989) AVAILABLE FROM THE PUBLICATIONS OFFICER, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 1989128047700 / Last updated on: 1990-11-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en