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Title: Recent experimental results of KSTAR RF heating and current drive

The overview of KSTAR activities on ICRH, LHCD and ECH/CD including the last experimental results and future plan aiming for long-pulse high-beta plasma will be presented. Recently we achieved reasonable coupling of ICRF power to H-mode plasma through several efforts to increase system reliability. Power balance will be discussed on this experiment. LHCD is still struggling in the low power regime. Review of antenna spectrum for the higher coupling in H-mode plasma will be tried. ECH/CD provides 41 sec, 0.8 MW of heating power to support high-performance long-pulse discharge. Also, 170 GHz ECH system is integrated with the Plasma Control System (PCS) for the feedback controlling of NTM. Status and plan of ECH/CD will be discussed. Finally, helicon current drive is being prepared for the next stage of KSTAR operation. The hardware preparation and the calculation results of helicon current drive in KSTAR plasma will be discussed.
Authors:
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  1. National Fusion Research Institute, Daejoen, 305-806 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22496190
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1689; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 21. topical conference on radio frequency power in plasmas, Lake Arrowhead, CA (United States), 27-29 Apr 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANTENNAS; BALANCES; CONTROL SYSTEMS; COUPLING; ECR HEATING; FEEDBACK; GHZ RANGE 100-1000; HIGH-BETA PLASMA; H-MODE PLASMA CONFINEMENT; ICR HEATING; ION CYCLOTRON-RESONANCE; LOWER HYBRID CURRENT DRIVE; PULSES; SPECTRA; TEARING INSTABILITY