Fast-wave heating of two-ion plasmas in the princeton large torus through minority-cyclotron-resonance damping

J. Hosea, S. Bernabei, P. Colestock, S. L. Davis, P. Efthimion, R. J. Goldston, D. Hwang, S. S. Medley, D. Mueller, J. Strachan, H. Thompson

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Abstract

Strong minority proton heating is produced in the Princeton Large Torus through ioncyclotron resonance damping of fast waves at moderate rf power levels. In addition to demonstrating good proton confinement, the proton energy distribution is consistent with Fokker-Planck theory which provides the prescription for extrapolation of this heating regime to higher rf power levels and other minority species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1802-1806
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume43
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Hosea, J., Bernabei, S., Colestock, P., Davis, S. L., Efthimion, P., Goldston, R. J., Hwang, D., Medley, S. S., Mueller, D., Strachan, J., & Thompson, H. (1979). Fast-wave heating of two-ion plasmas in the princeton large torus through minority-cyclotron-resonance damping. Physical review letters, 43(24), 1802-1806. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.43.1802