Quasi-linear saturation effects on electron-cyclotron-wave damping of the ordinary mode in tokamak plasmas [electronic resource].
- Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University, 1982.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Princeton University
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Quasi-linear theory of electron cyclotron wave absorption for the ordinary mode propagating normal to the tokamak magnetic field is investigated. A two-dimensional initial value code has been developed to investigate the distortion of the electron momentum distribution from an initial Maxwellian. It is shown that for powers of interest for electron heating in future tokamaks, Coulomb electron collisions are not sufficient to avoid quasi-linear flattening of the electron distribution and therefore are not sufficient to avoid a reduction in the damping rate as compared to the linear case.
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Fidone, I.; Granata, G.; Meyer, R.L.
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