METHODS OF DRIVING CURRENT BY HEATING A TOROIDAL PLASMA [chapter]

N.J. Fisch
1981 Heating in Toroidal Plasmas  
We survey the possibilities that abound in driving toroidal currents in tokamaks by means of heating mechanisms. In addition to the usual mechanism which utilizes the Ohmic transformer cur rent, which is necessarily pulsed, there exist several steadystate mechanisms. Heating mechanisms which can lend themselves efficiently to continuous current generation include neutral beams, Alfven waves, ion-cyclotron waves, lower-hybrid waves and electron-cyclotron waves.
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