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Abstract

The gyrotron is presently the most developed microwave source for the heating of fusion plasmas, using the electron cyclotron waves in the frequency range of 100-300 GHz at power levels exceeding one megawatt. The development of such devices necessitates analysis and design efforts which rely mostly on the simulation codes using the particles for the accurate modelling of the electron beam transport and interaction in gyrotrons. The models employed in these codes, which often require large computer resources, are the main subject of the article.

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Authors: TRAN T M, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (CH);TRAN M Q, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (CH);GRUBER R, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: EPFL Supercomputing Review, Nov. 91 (1991) No. 3, pp. 7-12
Record Number: 199111638 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en