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The idea of using nuclear reactions to produce energy for peaceful purposes was born towards the middle of the Forties. Among the many project for producing fusion reactions, the most promising seems to be fusion by magnetic confinement in a Tokamak-type reactor. The method based on the generation of current by hybrid waves appears to be the most attractive. This depends on the injection of electro-magnetic radiofrequency waves into the plasma at a frequency close to low hybrid resonance, and allows a current to be generated as long as the generators are working, while giving the possibility of controlling the density profile in the plasma. Use of this technique requires and in-depth study of the propagation and resonant absorption of hybrid waves in the plasma of Tokamaks.

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Authors: SEBELIN E, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EUR-CEA-FC-1624 FR (1998) 153pp.
Availability: Available from Association Euratom-CEA, CEN Cadarache, 13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
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