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Acceleration of beam ions during major-radius compression in the tokamak fusion test reactor.

  • Author(s): Wong, KL
  • Bitter, M
  • Hammett, GW
  • Heidbrink, W
  • Hendel, H
  • Kaita, R
  • Scott, S
  • Strachan, JD
  • Tait, G
  • Bell, MG
  • Budny, R
  • Bush, C
  • Chan, A
  • Coonrod, J
  • Efthimion, PC
  • England, AC
  • Eubank, HP
  • Fredrickson, E
  • Furth, HP
  • Goldston, RJ
  • Grek, B
  • Grisham, L
  • Hawryluk, RJ
  • Hill, KW
  • Johnson, D
  • Kamperschroer, J
  • Kugel, H
  • Ma, C
  • Mansfield, D
  • Manos, D
  • McCune, DC
  • McGuire, K
  • Medley, SS
  • Mueller, D
  • Nieschmidt, E
  • Owens, DK
  • Paré, VK
  • Park, H
  • Ramsey, A
  • Rasmussen, D
  • Roquemore, AL
  • Schivell, J
  • Sesnic, S
  • Taylor, G
  • Williams, MD
  • Zarnstorff, MC
  • et al.

Tangentially coinjected deuterium beam ions were accelerated from 82 up to 150 keV during a major-radius compression experiment in the tokamak fusion test reactor. The ion energy spectra and the variation in fusion yield were in good agreement with Fokker-Planck code simulations. In addition, the plasma rotation velocity was observed to rise during compression. © 1985 The American Physical Society.

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