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Title: Plasma rotation induced by RF

Abstract

Plasma rotation has many beneficial effects on tokamak operation including stabilization of MHD and microturbulence to improve the beta limit and confinement. Contrary to present-day tokamaks, neutral beams may not be effective in driving rotation in fusion reactors; hence the investigation of radiofrequency (RF) induced plasma rotation is of great interest and potential importance. This paper reviews the experimental results of RF induced rotation and possible physical mechanisms, suggested by theories, to explain the observations. This subject is only in the infancy of its research and many challenging issues remained to be understood and resolved. (c) 1999 American Institute of Physics.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1]
  1. General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5698 (United States)
  2. (United States)
  3. Sunrise R and M, San Diego, California 92129 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216678
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 485; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: PBD: 20 Sep 1999; Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; TOKAMAK TYPE REACTORS; PLASMA INSTABILITY; RF SYSTEMS; ICR HEATING; PLASMA SIMULATION; ROTATING PLASMA; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Chan, V. S., Sunrise R and M, San Diego, California 92129, Chiu, S. C., Lin-Liu, Y. R., and Omelchenko, Y. A. Plasma rotation induced by RF. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1063/1.59708.
Chan, V. S., Sunrise R and M, San Diego, California 92129, Chiu, S. C., Lin-Liu, Y. R., & Omelchenko, Y. A. Plasma rotation induced by RF. United States. doi:10.1063/1.59708.
Chan, V. S., Sunrise R and M, San Diego, California 92129, Chiu, S. C., Lin-Liu, Y. R., and Omelchenko, Y. A. Mon . "Plasma rotation induced by RF". United States. doi:10.1063/1.59708.
@article{osti_20216678,
title = {Plasma rotation induced by RF},
author = {Chan, V. S. and Sunrise R and M, San Diego, California 92129 and Chiu, S. C. and Lin-Liu, Y. R. and Omelchenko, Y. A.},
abstractNote = {Plasma rotation has many beneficial effects on tokamak operation including stabilization of MHD and microturbulence to improve the beta limit and confinement. Contrary to present-day tokamaks, neutral beams may not be effective in driving rotation in fusion reactors; hence the investigation of radiofrequency (RF) induced plasma rotation is of great interest and potential importance. This paper reviews the experimental results of RF induced rotation and possible physical mechanisms, suggested by theories, to explain the observations. This subject is only in the infancy of its research and many challenging issues remained to be understood and resolved. (c) 1999 American Institute of Physics.},
doi = {10.1063/1.59708},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 485,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}