A high ion temperature discharge in the lower hybrid current drive scheme has been obtained for the first time in the world in the TRIAM-1M superconducting tokamak. The high ion temperature mode is triggered by a transition which occurs within an operation window for the density, horizontal plasma position and antenna phasing. A steep ion temperature gradient (>80 keV/m) is formed near the core region at the transition. Long duration operation of this discharge has been successfully demonstrated in both the limiter and single null configurations by multiple control techniques.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics