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Abstract

The toroidal field coils in Tore Supra are supra-conducting, and their number is restricted to 18. As a result, the ripple is fairly large, about 7% at the plasma boundary. Tore Supra has consequently been equipped with dedicated ripple loss diagnostics, which has allowed ripple loss studies. This paper reports on the measurements made with these diagnostics and provides an analysis of the experimental results, comparing them with theoretical expectations whenever possible. Furthermore, the main heating source accelerating ions in Tore Supra is ion cyclotron resonance range of frequency (ICRF) heating, and the paper provides new information on the ripple losses of ICRF accelerated ions.

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Authors: BASIUK V ET AL, Association Euratom-CEA, DSM/DRFC/STEP, CEA/Cadarache, St-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Nuclear Fusion , vol.44 (2004) p.181-192
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, and can be ordered online by non-subscribers, at: http://www.iop.org/EJ/S/UNREG/8j8IMOD95xY2MhZA9X4tEw/journal/NuclFus
Record Number: 200417420 / Last updated on: 2004-02-24
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en