The use of plasma waves to create the quasi-stationary conditions necessary for controlled fusion in tokamaks
This report brings together a number of studies, carried out within a framework of exemplary international cooperation, and at the forefront of research into controlled thermonuclear fusion. Its four main chapters deal with: (i) coupling of the hybrid wave to the plasma and multi-junction antennae; (ii) stochastic propagation of the hybrid wave, spectrum diffusion and response of the plasma; (iii) fast magnetosonic wave current drive; (iv) experiments on current drive and profile control in Tore Supra. Relevant publications, expanding upon the arguments, calculations and experimental observations reviewed, are appended to each chapter. The conclusion places the work in its long term context and outlines the future prospects of what is a huge and rapidly evolving research programme.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EUR-CEA-FC-1492 FR (1993)
Availability: Available from CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Record Number: 199311099 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: fr
Available languages: fr