Theory and experiments on RF plasma heating, current drive and profile control in Tore Supra
This paper reviews the main experimental and theoretical achievements related to RF plasma heating, current drive and profile control in Tore Supra. The lower hybrid (LH) and ion cyclotron resonant frequency (ICRF) systems are described. The long-pulse coupling performance of the RF systems is reported, along with a one-minute-long plasma discharge partly sustained by the use of lower hybrid current drive (LHCD). Experiments dedicated to plasma confinement studies, ICRF sawtooth stabilisation, the diffusion of fast electrons generated by LH waves, and current ramp-up are described. Other theoretical studies dealing with spectral wave diffusion, the ALCYON full wave code and a new LH launcher concept are outlined.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EUR-CEA-FC-1507 EN (1994) 22 pp.
Availability: Available from CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Record Number: 199410503 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en