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Abstract

Electron cyclotron heating by the extraordinary mode for quasi-parallel propagation is investigated using the quasilinear Fokker-Planck equation. A discussion of the linear dispersion relation shows that wave damping is independent of the perpendicular velocity distribution. This simplifies the quasilinear calculation of the temperature enhancement, and for a weakly ionised plasma an analytic result is obtained.

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Authors: FIDONE I, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);GRANATA G, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EUR-CEA-FC-1464 EN (1992)
Availability: Available from CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Record Number: 199310019 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en