The effects induced on plasma electrons by an externally launched ion Bernstein wave (IBW), in the presence of a lower hybrid wave (LHW) in the current drive regime, are studied by analytical integration of the IBW ray-tracing equations, along with the amplitude transport equation (Poynting theorem). The electric field amplitude parallel and perpendicular to the external magnetic field, the quasilinear diffusion coefficient, and the modified electron distribution function are analytically calculated in the case of IBW. The analytical calculation is compared to the numerical solution obtained by using a two-dimensional (2-D) Fokker-Planck code for the distribution function, without any approximation for the collision operator. The synergy between the IBW and LHW can be accounted for, and the absorption of the IBW power when the electron distribution function presents a tail generated by the LHW in the current drive regime can be calculated. © 1995 American Institute of Physics.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
Cardinali, A., Paoletti, F., Bernabei, S., & Ono, M. (1995). Quasilinear analysis of absorption of ion Bernstein waves by electrons. Physics of Plasmas, 2(5), 1510 - 1520. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.871480