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A discussion of linear drive and damping mechanisms on shear Alfvén waves in hot, reactor-relevant plasmas is presented. According to whether equilibrium geometry, kinetic effects, or both are important in determining the mode structure, different branches of Alfvén waves may exist: TAE, KAW and KTAE, respectively. The existence of open problems, as the necessity of non-perturbative calculations, is also emphasised.

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Authors: ZONCA F, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 20th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, Lisboa (PT), July 26-30, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37750 ORA
Record Number: 199311182 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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