A high frequency, high power CARM proposal for the DEMO ECRH system

Francesco Mirizzi, Ivan Spassovsky, Silvio Ceccuzzi, Giuseppe Dattoli, Emanuele Di Palma, Andrea Doria, Gianpiero Gallerano, Alessandro Lampasi, Giuseppe Maffia, Gianluca Ravera, Elio Sabia, Angelo Antonio Tuccillo, Pietro Zito

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ECRH&CD systems are extensively used on tokamak plasmas due to their capability of highly tailored power deposition, allowing very localised heating and non-inductive current drive, useful for MHD and profiles control. The high electron temperatures expected in DEMO will require ECRH systems with operating frequency in the 200-300 GHz range, equipped with a reasonable number of high power (P ≥ 1 MW) CW RF sources, for allowing central RF power deposition. In this frame the ENEA Fusion Department (Frascati) is coordinating a task force aimed at the study and realisation of a suitable high power, high frequency reliable source.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538 - 541
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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