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Fast-wave current drive in the Irvine torus

  • Author(s): McWilliams, R
  • Platt, RC
  • et al.

Steady-state electron currents were driven by fast waves with cice in an initially current-free plasma in the Irvine Torus. Current direction was controlled by the fast-wave phased-array antenna. Low power experiments (<25 W) generated up to 1.3 A of electron current with a peak effeciency of =InR/P(6×10-2 A/W)(1013 cm-3)m. Up to 14% of the wave energy was converted to poloidal magnetic field energy. © 1986 The American Physical Society.

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