Excitation of large-kθ ion-bernstein waves in tokamaks

E. J. Valeo, N. J. Fisch

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The mode-converted ion-Bernstein wave excited in tokamaks is shown to exhibit certain very interesting behaviors, including the attainment of very small poloidal phase velocities, the reversal of poloidal direction, and up-down asymmetries in propagation and damping. Because of these effects, this wave holds promise for channeling α-particle power to ions, something that would make a tokamak fusion reactor far more attractive than presently envisioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3536-3539
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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