Plasma rotation induced by directed waves in the ion-cyclotron range of frequencies
Changes of the toroidal plasma rotation induced by directed waves in the ion-cyclotron range of frequencies (ICRF) have been identified experimentally for the first time on the JET tokamak. The momentum carried by the waves is initially absorbed by fast resonating ions, which subsequently transfer it to the bulk plasma. Thus, the results provide evidence for the influence of ICRF heated fast ions on plasma rotation.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Physical Review Letters, Volume 92, Number 23, Week ending 11 June 2004
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Record Number: 200417588 / Last updated on: 2004-06-28
Original language: en
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