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Current Drive Calculations with an Advanced Adjoint Approach

N. B. Marushchenko, C. D. Beidler, H. Maassberg

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 55 / Number 2 / February 2009 / Pages 180-187

Technical Paper / Electron Cyclotron Emission and Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating

The advanced adjoint approach for arbitrary collisionalities with momentum conservation in the like-particle collision is considered. The results are generally applicable for the parallel conductivity as well as for current drive calculations. In addition, the weakly relativistic extension of the variational principle for the Spitzer function with momentum conservation in the electron-electron collision is described. The models developed are well suited to ray-tracing calculations.

 
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