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This workshop was concerned with the interaction of electromagnetic waves and hot plasmas, a subject of great importance in the framework of research on controlled thermonuclear fusion. Using as a fuel a mixture of deuterium and tritium, which can be extracted from sea water, this is a very promising way to develop an intrinsically safe reactor. The workshop gathered approximately one hundred specialists in the production, use and theory of millimetre waves for heating and diagnostics of fusion plasmas. The main subjects of the workshop were:
- The theory of electron wave propagation and absorption;
- Spontaneous wave emission in hot magnetized plasmas;
- High-power plasma heating and current drive experiments using electron cyclotron waves;
- High-power millimeter wave generators (gyrotrons);
Microwave components, transmission lines, windows, etc. for electron cyclotron heating systems.

The workshop was hosted by the Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion (CEA/Cadarache, France), and included 10 invited talks, 30 oral presentations and 50 posters.

Inside the front cover of the printed proceedings is a CD-ROM containing the text of the proceedings.

Additional information

Authors: GIRUZZI G (EDITOR), Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, DFRC, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Singapore, World Scientific Publishing Co, 2003. 612pp. US$136 / £92
ISBN: ISBN 981-238-189-9
Record Number: 200316226 / Last updated on: 2003-05-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en