Excitation of large-{kappa}{sub {theta}} ion-Bernstein waves in tokamaks [report]

E.J. Valeo, N.J. Fisch
1994 unpublished
The mode-converted ion-Bernstein wave excited in tokamaks is shown to exhibit certain very interesting behavior, including the attainment of very small poloidal phase velocities, the reversal of poloidal direction, and up-down asymmetries in propagation and damping. Because of these effects, this wave holds promise for channeling a-particle power to ions, something that would make a tokamak fusion reactor far more attractive than presently envisioned.
doi:10.2172/10187220 fatcat:qy6znz33ybbolcghu23xuawcxm