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The tokamak Tore Supra is a superconducting toroidal field coils tokamak, particularly well adapted to long pulse studies. Sustaining such pulses requires current drive systems capable of sustaining a large part of the total current (2 MA) for long pulses, of the order of 210 s. For that purpose, a large lower hybrid system was built. The ECRH system is now being built to investigate the synergistic effects with LHCD in the generating and control of the plasma current. It is expected that the changes induced by the ECRH power on the suprathermal part of the electron distribution function will increase LHCD efficiency. In this paper technical aspects of the new system are described.

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Authors: PAIN M, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);DUBROVIN A, Thomson Tubes Electroniques, Vélizy-Villacoublay (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 17th Symposium on Fusion Technology, Roma (IT), September 14-18, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37064 ORA
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