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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Ettore Majorana International Science Series|
|Subtitle of host publication||Physical Sciences|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1986|
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