Experimental study on beam acceleration with combined nbi heating and second-harmonic icrf heating in jt-60

JT-60 Team

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Abstract

Beam acceleration by heating in the second-harmonic ion cyclotron range of frequency GCRF) in combination with heating by hydrogen neutral beam injection (NBI) was investigated in the JT-60 tokamak. The energy spectra of the accelerated fast ions were measured by a charge exchange neutral energy analyser whose line of sight was intersected by specific beam lines in the plasma core in order to obtain the required information. The dependences of the tail ion temperature on various parameters (electron density, NBI power and the toroidal phasing of the antenna) were examined. Optimized conditions for beam acceleration were evaluated. For combined ICRF heating and NBI heat­ing, an incremental energy confinement lime of 210 ms was achieved, which was three times higher than that obtained with NBI heating alone or with ICRF heating alone. This improvement of the energy confinement during combined NBI and ICRF heating can be explained by a build-up of the fast ions accelerated by the ICRF wave. The scaling of the incremental energy confinement time during combined ICRF+NBI heating was obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Fusion
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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