Electron cyclotron emission (ECE) from the lower hybrid current drive (LHCD) as well as the ohmic heating (OH) plasmas in WT-3 were measured along the horizontal chord in the equatorial plane and the vertical chord where the magnitude of the toroidal field is constant, respectively. Measurements show that the high energy tail electrons carrying the plasma current build up within 10 msec after the injection of the lower hybrid wave. The ECE spectrum from the LHCD plasma in a quasi-steady state can be fitted with a numerically calculated spectrum assuming that the electron velocity distribution function is Maxwellian with the temperature T=50 keV.
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