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Ion cyclotron resonance heating with consistent finite orbit widths and anisotropic equilibria

Minority ion cyclotron resonance heating is studied using the self-consistent numerical model SCENIC. This model includes 3D geometries with full shaping and anisotropic pressure effects, warm contributions to the dielectric tensor and full orbit effects. It evolves the equilibrium, wave field and hot particle distribution function iteratively until a self-consistent solution is found. We will show applications to JET-like two-dimensional equilibria with minority heating scenarios. The effects due to different heating locations on the hot particle distribution function, the hot dielectric tensor and the equilibrium will be studied for symmetric wave injection. Finally, the RF-induced particle pinch is investigated using asymmetric wave injection.

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