Creating an asymmetric plasma resistivity with waves

N. J. Fisch, A. H. Boozer

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Abstract

Preferential heating of electrons traveling in one direction can support a current even in the absence of a dc electric field. An immediate implication is that even waves which carry little toriodal momentum, such as electron cyclotron waves, may be attractive as a means for generating steady-state toroidal current in a tokamak. An analytical expression is derived for the current generated per power dissipated, which agrees remarkably well with numerical calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)720-722
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume45
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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