Electron Cyclotron Emission from Lower Hybrid Current Drive Plasma on the WT-3 Tokamak

Shunsuke Ide, Motomi Iida, Kazuo Ogura, Hitoshi Tanaka, Akira Yamazaki, Kazuaki Iwamura, Kazuaki Hanada, Takehiko Itou, Mikito Iwamasa, Yasushi Terumichi, Shigetoshi Tanaka, Takashi Maekawa, Akira Ando, Masahiko Nakamura

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Electron cyclotron emission (ECE) from the lower hybrid current drive (LHCD) as well as the ohmic heating (OH) plasmas in WT-3 were measured along the horizontal chord in the equatorial plane and the vertical chord where the magnitude of the toroidal field is constant, respectively. Measurements show that the high energy tail electrons carrying the plasma current build up within 10 msec after the injection of the lower hybrid wave. The ECE spectrum from the LHCD plasma in a quasi-steady state can be fitted with a numerically calculated spectrum assuming that the electron velocity distribution function is Maxwellian with the temperature T=50 keV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2605-2608
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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