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Abstract

The lower hybrid current drive efficiency of 66 Tore Supra pulses has been investigated. The ohmic part of the plasma current (0.6-0.9 MA) is very small (V(loop) <50mV) for most of the pulses. Different scaling laws were tested with three input parameters: the wave directivity, the plasma current (I(p)) or the volume average temperature (<T(e)>) and the effective charge (Z(eff)). When applying these scaling laws to four JET pulses, no discrepancy is found except for the high plasma current (I(p)=2.0MA) pulse. Finally the best fit was found by replacing T(e) (or I(p)) by the thermal electron confinement time. This result is supported by the hard X-ray (HXR) diagnostic indicating a fairly good correlation between the plasma edge HXR emission, normalized to the central emission, and the thermal electron confinement time.

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Authors: MAILLOUX J, EURATOM-UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon (GB);GONICHE M, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);ARTAUD J F, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);BASIUK V, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);PEYSSON Y, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);ANIEL T, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);EKEDAHL A, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);GIRUZZI G, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);IMBEAUX F, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);MAZON D, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);ZWINGMAN W, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: Sixteenth Topical Conference on Radio Frequency Power in Plasmas Organised by: Plasma Science & Fusion Center, Cambridge (US) Held at: Park City, Utah USA
Availability: Available from Association EURATOM-CEA, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, 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: dirdrfc@drfc.cad.cea.fr
Record Number: 200518129 / Last updated on: 2005-05-20
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
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