Experiments on steady-state tokamak discharge by LHCD in TRIAM-1M

S. Itoh, N. Hiraki, Y. Nakamura, K. Nakamura, A. Nagao, S. Moriyama, T. Fujita, E. Jotaki, S. Kawasaki

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Abstract

Steady-state LHCD operation has been extended to pulse lengths beyond one hour in TRIAM-1M. Hall-effect sensors were used in the feedback loop for plasma position control. In the long duration discharge, a plasma current of 22 - 25 kA and a line-average electron density of about 2 × 1012 cm-3 were maintained nearly constant and no significant impurity accumulation was observed. High density (n̄e ≅ 1.0 × 1013 cm-3) current drive discharges were obtained by improving the accessibility of the plasma to LH waves. The current drive efficiency was improved by increasing the plasma density. The bulk plasma has better confinement properties than a low density OH plasma.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc 13 Int Conf Plasma Phys Controlled Nucl Fusion Res
PublisherPubl by IAEA
Pages733-746
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9201300913
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Publication series

NameProc 13 Int Conf Plasma Phys Controlled Nucl Fusion Res

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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