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Currents generated by lower hybrid waves

  • Author(s): McWilliams, R
  • Motley, RW
  • et al.

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Electron currents can be driven in a linear plasma by the absorption of lower-hybrid waves excited primarily in one direction. Current-drive has been demonstrated both for collisional and resonant-electron absorption. The magnitude of the excited current is compared with the predictions from an electron kinetic equation with a Lorentz collision operator in the regime k v /ω ≪1. © 1981 American Institute of Physics. ∥ te

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