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Abstract

Current drive by synchrotron radiation is considered. The general formula for computing the generated current for a given asymmetric spectral distribution is presented. Preliminary numerical results on the current drive efficiency and radial profile are also shown. Results show that the generated current is located in the plasma core and is characterised by relatively high values of the current drive efficiency. The current drive efficiency is found to be a slowly increasing function of T(e)(0).

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Authors: MEYER R L, Université de Nancy I, Laboratoire de Physique des Milieux Ionisés, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy (FR);FIDONE I, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);GIRUZZI G, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 8th Topical Conference on Radio Frequency Power in Plasmas, Irvine, California (US), May 1-3, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34664 ORA
Record Number: 199110390 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en