Journal article

Lower hybrid dynamics by ECE spectra in Tore Supra

The suprathermal electron cyclotron radiation is used to investigate fundamental phenomena governing electron tail formation during lower hybrid current drive (LHCD). To this end, an approximate analytical solution of the 2-D time-dependent Fokker-Planck equation is developed. Electron cyclotron emission (ECE) is analysed with this model. The pitch-angle scattering time, the characteristic time of the quasi-linear diffusion process, the perpendicular temperature and the quasi-linear diffusion coefficient are measured by fitting the temporal evolution of the ECE si,signal. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.


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