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Wave propagation and absorption in the lower hybrid (LH) frequency domain are studied using a ray tracing code which solves the equations for the trajectories in the geometric optics approximation. This has been implemented and coupled to a code that solves the Fokker-Planck equation (FPE) with an added quasilinear diffusion term for the electron distribution function F(e). In this paper, the electron dynamics are described using the FPE in one-dimension to obtain an analytical distribution function, based on the assumption that the dependence of the electron distribution function on the perpendicular velocity is Maxwellian.

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Authors: CARDINALI A, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Theory of Fusion Plasmas, Varenna (IT), August 22-26, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38620 ORA
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