Power balance investigation in steady-state LHCD discharges on TRIAM-1M

K. Hanada, T. Sugata, M. Sakamoto, H. Zushi, K. Nakamura, K. N. Sato, H. Idei, M. Hasegawa, A. Higashijima, S. Kawasaki, H. Nakashima

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A discharge longer than 5 h was successfully achieved on TRIAM-1M by fully non-inductive lower hybrid current drive (LHCD). The heat load distribution into the plasma facing components (PFCs) during the 5 h discharge was investigated using calorimetric measurements, which estimated that the injected radio frequency (RF) power coincided with the total heat load amount to the PFCs. The power balance, including the portion of direct loss power of the fast electrons and the heat flux due to the charge exchange (CX) process, was also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2257-2265
Number of pages9
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering


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