START-UP AND RAMP-UP OF THE PLT TOKAMAK BY LOWER HYBRID WAVES.

F. C. Jobes, S. Bernabei, T. K. Chu, Nathaniel J. Fisch, W. M. Hooke, C. F F Karney, E. B. Meservey, R. W. Motley, J. E. Stevens, S. von Goeler

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Abstract

Lower hybrid current drive (LHCD) is an inherently steady state means of maintaining the poloidal field of a tokamak. Experiments have been performed on PLT and other tokamaks to examine the role of LHCD in start-up and ramp-up as well as to examine the efficiency of steady-state current drive. Both the start-up and the ramp-up experiments on PLT were quite successful, with the start-up experiment obtaining currents up to 20% of full current for PLT, and the ramp-up experiments obtaining ramp-up efficiencies of approximately 20%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEttore Majorana International Science Series
Subtitle of host publicationPhysical Sciences
EditorsHeinz Knoepfel
PublisherPlenum Press
Pages203-216
Number of pages14
Volume26
ISBN (Print)0306422360
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Jobes, F. C., Bernabei, S., Chu, T. K., Fisch, N. J., Hooke, W. M., Karney, C. F. F., Meservey, E. B., Motley, R. W., Stevens, J. E., & Goeler, S. V. (1986). START-UP AND RAMP-UP OF THE PLT TOKAMAK BY LOWER HYBRID WAVES. In H. Knoepfel (Ed.), Ettore Majorana International Science Series: Physical Sciences (Vol. 26, pp. 203-216). Plenum Press.