ICRF heating schemes for the ITER non-active phase

Mireille Schneider, Jean-François Artaud, Paul Bonoli, Yevgen Kazakov, Philippe Lamalle, Ernesto Lerche, Dirk Van Eester, John Wright, J. Hillairet
2017 EPJ Web of Conferences  
ITER plasma operation requires a non-active phase for tokamak initial commissioning, covering First Plasma and Pre-Fusion Power Operation phases, PFPO-1 and PFPO-2. Non-active operation consists of hydrogen and helium plasmas to minimize the neutron production rate. The present document describes some Ion Cyclotron Radio Frequency (ICRF) heating schemes in terms of their predicted performance for the main foreseen scenarios of the ITER non-active phase in hydrogen and helium. Emphasis is given
more » ... Emphasis is given on remaining issues and physics uncertainties to be addressed for successful ICRF heating in ITER.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201715703046 fatcat:eaf5nwwykfgb5cy324tyrshlaq