Current drive by lower hybrid waves in the presence of energetic alpha particles

N. J. Fisch, J. M. Rax

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Abstract

Many experiments have proved the effectiveness of lower hybrid waves for driving toroidal current in tokamaks. However, the use of these waves to provide all the current in a reactor is thought to be uncertain because it may happen that the waves do not penetrate into the centre of the more energetic reactor plasma and, if they do, the wave power may be absorbed by alpha particles rather than by electrons. The authors address mathematically the interaction between lower hybrid waves and alpha particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberI02
Pages (from-to)549-556
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Fusion
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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