Some unsolved challenges in radio-frequency heating and current drive

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Abstract

Several unsolved challenges in radio-frequency heating and current drive are highlighted. These include current drive in magnetic geometries in which the toroidal magnetic field cannot be assumed to be dominant, current start-up with hyperresistivity, current drive with oscillating parameters, and synergistic effects between current drive and alpha channeling. These challenges are not necessarily straightforward to address, and it is possible that the challenges cannot even be met, but were they met, at least in some cases there is the potential of significant consequence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-87
Number of pages9
JournalFusion Science and Technology
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

Keywords

  • Noninductive current drive
  • Rf current drive
  • Rf waves

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