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Plasma Heating in the Ion Cyclotron Range of Frequencies in DIII-D

R. I. Pinsker

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 48 / Number 2 / October 2005 / Pages 1149-1158

Technical Paper / DIII-D Tokamak - Radio-Frequency Heating and Current Drive /

Experiments on plasma heating with waves in the ion cyclotron range of frequencies that have been performed on the DIII-D tokamak are reviewed. High-power experiments (Prf [greater than or approximately equal to] 1 MW) have been performed using the ion Bernstein wave (IBW) (1988-1990), 32-MHz fast waves (FWs) (1990-1991), 60-MHz FWs (1991-1999), and higher-frequency FWs up to 120 MHz (1994-present). Efficient electron heating of the core plasma has been obtained in all of these regimes, with the exception of the IBW experiments.

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