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Title: Radio frequency wave experiments on the MST reversed field pinch

Abstract

Whether there is a self-consistent path from poor confinement to greatly improved confinement through current profile modification is an issue for future experiments to address if and only if near term experiments can demonstrate: (1) coupling to and the propagation of rf waves in RFP plasmas, (2) efficient current drive, and (3) control of the power deposition which will make it possible to control the current profile. In this paper, modeling results and experimental plans are presented for two rf experiments which have the potential of satisfying these three goals: high-n{sub (parallel} {sub sign)} lower hybrid (LH) waves and electron Bernstein waves (EBWs). (c) 1999 American Institute of Physics.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Physics Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)
  2. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812 (United States)
  3. Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia (Russian Federation)
  4. CompX, Del Mar, California 92014 (United States)
  5. Plasma Fusion Center, MIT, 167 Albany St., Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216690
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; HIGH-FREQUENCY HEATING; ELECTRON CYCLOTRON-RESONANCE; PLASMA INSTABILITY; PLASMA SIMULATION; DISPERSION RELATIONS; BERNSTEIN MODE

Citation Formats

Forest, C. B., Chattopadhyay, P. K., Nornberg, M. D., Prager, S. C., Thomas, M. A., Uchimoto, E., Smirnov, A. P., Harvey, R. W., and Ram, A. K. Radio frequency wave experiments on the MST reversed field pinch. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1063/1.59737.
Forest, C. B., Chattopadhyay, P. K., Nornberg, M. D., Prager, S. C., Thomas, M. A., Uchimoto, E., Smirnov, A. P., Harvey, R. W., & Ram, A. K. Radio frequency wave experiments on the MST reversed field pinch. United States. doi:10.1063/1.59737.
Forest, C. B., Chattopadhyay, P. K., Nornberg, M. D., Prager, S. C., Thomas, M. A., Uchimoto, E., Smirnov, A. P., Harvey, R. W., and Ram, A. K. Mon . "Radio frequency wave experiments on the MST reversed field pinch". United States. doi:10.1063/1.59737.
@article{osti_20216690,
title = {Radio frequency wave experiments on the MST reversed field pinch},
author = {Forest, C. B. and Chattopadhyay, P. K. and Nornberg, M. D. and Prager, S. C. and Thomas, M. A. and Uchimoto, E. and Smirnov, A. P. and Harvey, R. W. and Ram, A. K.},
abstractNote = {Whether there is a self-consistent path from poor confinement to greatly improved confinement through current profile modification is an issue for future experiments to address if and only if near term experiments can demonstrate: (1) coupling to and the propagation of rf waves in RFP plasmas, (2) efficient current drive, and (3) control of the power deposition which will make it possible to control the current profile. In this paper, modeling results and experimental plans are presented for two rf experiments which have the potential of satisfying these three goals: high-n{sub (parallel} {sub sign)} lower hybrid (LH) waves and electron Bernstein waves (EBWs). (c) 1999 American Institute of Physics.},
doi = {10.1063/1.59737},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 485,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}