Lower hybrid current drive in the presence of electric field
Ioffe Institute, Plasma Physics Laboratory, 194021 St. Petersburg, Russia
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Published online: 23 October 2017
A new one-dimensional approach to the lower hybrid current drive (LHCD) modelling in the presence of an inductive electric field is suggested in this paper. The approach is based on using time-dependent solutions of a well-known Fokker-Planck equation for the distribution function of fast electrons calculated concurrently with solving plasma transport equation in the Automated System for TRansport Analysis (ASTRA) . A good agreement between experimental and modelling results is demonstrated for an FT-2  plasma shot. Also new formulae for the steady-state solution of this kinetic equation are found.
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