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

F. C. Jobes, S. Bernabei, T. K. Chu, N. 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
PublisherPlenum Press
Pages203-216
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)0306422360, 9780306422362
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

Publication series

NameEttore Majorana International Science Series: Physical Sciences
Volume26
ISSN (Print)0270-188X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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