ICRH system for the ignitor experiment

F. Bombarda, A. Cardinali, A. Coletti, R. Maggiora, M. Sassi

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An auxiliary Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating system is included in the design of the Ignitor machine to provide a wider margin of success for ignition and to explore a variety of plasma regimes. Simulations with a full wave code, carried out for deuterium-tritium plasmas and wave frequency f= 115 MHz, during the initial magnetic field and plasma current rise, show strong direct ion heating. A modular configuration of the ICRH system has been adopted, operating in the frequency range f= 70 - 120 MHz. Two modules, based on 8 generators and 4 antennas, occupying 4 equatorial ports will be installed initially, with the possibility of adding two more antennas. © IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event21st IEEE/NPS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE'05 - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …


Conference21st IEEE/NPS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE'05
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/06 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Bombarda, F., Cardinali, A., Coletti, A., Maggiora, R., & Sassi, M. (2006). ICRH system for the ignitor experiment. Paper presented at 21st IEEE/NPS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE'05, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/FUSION.2005.252944