Demonstration of electron-Bernstein-wave heating in a tokamak via O-X-B double-mode conversion

The first demonstration of electron-Bernstein-wave heating by double-mode conversion from the O to the X mode in an overdense H-mode tokamak plasma has been achieved in the Tokamak a Configuration Variable device. This technique overcomes the upper density limit experienced by conventional microwave heating. The sensitive dependence of the O-X mode conversion on the microwave launching direction has been verified experimentally, and localized power deposition consistent with theoretical predictions has been observed at densities well above the conventional cutoff.


Published in:
Physical Review Letters, 98, 17
Year:
2007
ISSN:
0031-9007
ISBN:
0031-9007
Laboratories:
SPC
CRPP




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