Control of current distribution by ICRF-enhancement of beam-driven current

K. Okano, N. Inoue, T. Uchida

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Beam-driven currents can be enhanced by ICRF-heating of the beam-ions carrying the currents, because the slowing down time of these fast ions for the thermalization is effectively extended by the ICRF-acceleration. The ICRF-enhanced portion of the driven currents have usually a spatial distribution different to that of the pure beam-driven current. The driven currents are estimated with 1-D model taking into account neo-classical corrections on the contribution of electron-currents. The calculation of the current-distributions has shown that changing the ratio between the NBI and ICRF wave powers allows one to control the current-profiles in Tokamaks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number001
Pages (from-to)1069-1076
Number of pages8
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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