Steady-state tokamak operation, ITB transition and sustainment and ECCD experiments in TRIAM-1M

H. Zushi, K. Nakamura, K. Hanada, K. N. Sato, M. Sakamoto, H. Idei, M. Hasegawa, A. Iyomasa, S. Kawasaki, H. Nakashima, A. Higashijima, T. Kuramoto, A. Tanaka, Y. Matsuo, K. Esaki, H. Akanishi, T. Sugata, H. Hoshika, K. Sasaki, N. MaezonoM. Kitaguchi, N. Imamura, N. Yoshida, K. Tokunaga, T. Fujiwara, M. Miyamoto, M. Tokitani, K. Uehara, Y. Sadamoto, Y. Nakashima, Y. Kubota, Y. Higasizono, Y. Takase, A. Ejiri, S. Shiraiwa, S. Kado, T. Sikama, S. Tsuji-Iio, T. Takeda, Y. Hirooka, K. Ida, Y. Nakamura, T. Fujimoto, A. Iwamae, T. Maekawa, O. Mitarai

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Abstract

Experiments aiming at 'day long operation at high performance' have been carried out in TRIAM-1M. The record value of the discharge duration was updated to 5 h and 16 min. Steady-state tokamak operation is studied under the localized plasma wall interaction conditions. The distributions of the heat load, the particle recycling flux and impurity source are investigated to understand the co-deposition and wall pumping. The formation and sustainment of an internal transport barrier (ITB) in enhanced current drive mode has been investigated by controlling the lower hybrid driven current profile by changing the phase spectrum. An ITER relevant remote steering antenna for electron cyclotron wave injection was installed and a relativistic Doppler resonance of the oblique propagating extraordinary wave with energetic electrons driven by lower hybrid waves was studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S142-S156
JournalNuclear Fusion
Volume45
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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