Towards steady-state sustainment of electron transport barrier in TORE SUPRA
The achievement and control of steady-state transport barriers under dominant electron heating is a challenging reactor relevant objective, owing to the damping channel on the electron population that is expected for alpha-particles. For this purpose, many studies have been carried out in TORE SUPRA, using the Lower Hybrid (LH) wave which is so far the most efficient method to drive a current in the plasma and control its radial profile. The key point is to determine unambiguously the relationship between q-profile shaping, transport properties but also robustness of the improved regime against MHD stability, the latter being especially important in the frame of steady-state operation. A review of the experimental results and data analysis is presented.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Advances in Plasma Physics Research, Vol. 4 (2003), edited by F Gerard. Hauppauge NY (US), Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN 1-59033-629-1. pp.1-29
Availability: Available from Association EURATOM-CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, CEA Cadarache, F-13108 St Paul-Lez-Durance, France Tel: (+33) 4 42 25 70 01; Fax: (+33) 4 42 25 64 21 E-mail: email@example.com
Record Number: 200316839 / Last updated on: 2003-10-08
Original language: en
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