Currents generated by lower hybrid waves
- Author(s): McWilliams, R
- Motley, RW
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1063/1.863298
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 ∥vte/ω ≪1. © 1981 American Institute of Physics.