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Title: Initial operation of high power ICRF system for long pulse in EAST

The ICRF heating system on EAST upgraded by active cooling aims for long pulse operation. In this paper, the main technical features of the ICRF system are described. One of a major challenges for long pulse operation is RF-edge interactions induced impurity production and heat loading. In EAST, ICRF antenna protections and Faraday screen bars damaged due to LH electron beam are found. Preliminary results for the analysis of the interaction between LHCD and ICRF antenna are discussed. Increase of metal impurities in the plasma during RF pulse and in a larger core radiation are also shown. These RF-edge interactions at EAST and some preliminary results for the optimizing RF performance will be presented.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22496193
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; COOLING; ELECTRON BEAMS; HEATING LOAD; HEATING SYSTEMS; ICR HEATING; IMPURITIES; INTERACTIONS; ION CYCLOTRON-RESONANCE; LOWER HYBRID CURRENT DRIVE; METALS; OPTIMIZATION; PLASMA; PULSES; RADIOWAVE RADIATION