|Title:||Spontaneous Formation of Spherical Tokamak by ECH on LATE|
|Authors:||Tanaka, Hitoshi |
|Author's alias:||田中, 仁|
electron cyclotron heating
|Publisher:||Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan|
|Journal title:||IEEJ Transactions on Fundamentals and Materials|
|Abstract:||Spontaneous formation of spherical tokamak is observed during a microwave discharge at the electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) under a steady vertical magnetic field. In the course of slow plasma current increase, a fast rise of current (usually within several ms) occurs and the magnetic field topology changes drastically from open field type to closed one. After this current jump, a steady plasma current is maintained. The plasma current in the steady stage is proportional to the strength of the vertical field which balances the outward hoop force of the plasma current and maintains the MHD equilibrium. When a 5GHz, 130kW, 60ms microwave power is injected at 85G vertical field, plasma current of 6.8kA is obtained.|
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