Radio frequency heating and current drive status and prospects for the Next StepFunded under: FP2-FUSION 10C
Additional heating is a necessary requirement on all tokamaks and stellarators and all the major devices are now equipped with large additional RF heating systems. Radio frequency techniques in the ion cyclotron, lower hybrid and electron cyclotron range of frequency have proved to be very effective for applications such as heating, profile control, bulk current drive, non-inductive current ramp up and plasma initiation, and are to be used on the Next Step facility. Although other RF methods are being developed, such as ion Bernstein wave heating and current drive and Alfvén wave heating, only the most promising and well documented methods are reviewed. The main results to date are presented, as well as some of the relevant basic physics. The technical status of coupling structures, transmission lines and generators is given.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(90)64 EN (1990)
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 199110505 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en