By injection of microwave power PEC near the electron cyclotron (EC) frequency into an Ohmically heated (OH) plasma in the WT-2 tokamak after OH power is shut off, the plasma current is sustained and ramped up by the EC wave only, without OH power. Here, EC-driven current is generated by EC heating of the suprathermal electron beam in OH plasma. Further, when PEC is injected into plasma sustained by lower-hybrid- (LH-) driven current, the plasma current and its rampup rate increase. Here, EC-driven current is generated by EC heating of the mildly relativistic electrons in LH-driven plasma.
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