In the PLT experimental programme, Ohmic, neutral-injection, and ion-cyclotron heating techniques have been studied and improved, resulting in record ion temperatures. In addition, non-inductive current drive with lower-hybrid waves has been demonstrated. These achievements were made possible by the continual development and deployment of advanced plasma diagnostics, high-power RF systems, and specially tailored materials and structures. The intermediate size of PLT has permitted flexible experimental operation and the separation of plasma core from plasma surface effects.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics