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Alpha-particle physics in the tokamak fusion test reactor DT experiment

  • Author(s): Zweben, SJ
  • Arunasalam, V
  • Batha, SH
  • Budny, RV
  • Bush, CE
  • Cauffman, S
  • Chang, CS
  • Chang, Z
  • Cheng, CZ
  • Darrow, DS
  • Dendy, RO
  • Duong, HH
  • Fisch, NJ
  • Fredrickson, ED
  • Fisher, RK
  • Fonck, RJ
  • Fu, GY
  • Goloborod'ko, V
  • Gorelenkov, N
  • Hawryluk, RJ
  • Heeter, R
  • Heidbrink, WW
  • Herrmann, HW
  • Herrmann, M
  • Johnson, DW
  • Machuzak, J
  • Majeski, R
  • McGuire, KM
  • McKee, G
  • Medley, SS
  • Mynick, HE
  • Nazikian, R
  • Petrov, MP
  • Redi, MH
  • Reznik, S
  • Rogers, J
  • Schilling, G
  • Spong, DA
  • Strachan, JD
  • Stratton, BC
  • Synakowski, E
  • Taylor, G
  • Wang, S
  • White, RB
  • Wong, KL
  • Yavorski, V
  • Group, the TFTR
  • et al.
Abstract

A summary is presented of recent alpha-particle experiments on the tokamak fusion test reactor. Alpha particles are generally well confined in MHD-quiescent discharges, and alpha heating of electrons has been observed. The theoretically predicted toroidicity-induced Alfvén eigenmode has been seen in discharges of ≤ 1 MW of alpha power, but only in plasmas with weak magnetic shear. © 1997 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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