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The purpose of the IAEA meeting was to discuss the physics and efficiency of non-inductive current generation by means of fast waves, with emphasis on its relevance to reactor scale tokamaks, and to compare the available experimental results with theory and modelling. It considered all reactor relevant aspects of fast wave current drive (FWCD), i.e. technical, experimental, theoretical and computational, and all open questions related to its potentiality for various uses in tokamaks. The meeting also reviewed the numerous synergisms and complementarities to be expected between FWCD and other schemes such as lower hybrid current drive (LHCD), electron cyclotron resonant heating (ECRH), neutral beam current drive (NBCD), bootstrap current and helicity injection. The following major areas were covered: (1) general current drive theory (non-inductive, bootstrap, helicity); (2) computational studies including full-wave and ray-tracing modelling; (3) experimental results and prospects; (4) wave coupling and antenna design; (5) reactor applications.

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Authors: MOREAU D, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EUR-CEA-FC-1448 EN (1992) 23 pp.
Availability: Available from CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Record Number: 199210523 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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