Efficient calculations of electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD) in tokamaks are developed on the basis of a fully relativistic theory consistent with tokamak transport, which offers a new interpretation of the Fisch-Boozer mechanism. Results of modelling calculations in ITER-like plasmas are presented, showing current drive dependences on frequency, electron cyclotron launch angle and plasma temperature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics
Lazzaro, E., Ramponi, G., & Figueiredo, A. (1996). Calculation of electron cyclotron current drive consistent with tokamak transport. Nuclear Fusion, 36(6), 689 - 706. https://doi.org/10.1088/0029-5515/36/6/I02