ICRF heating schemes for the ITER non-active phase
1 ITER Organization, Route de Vinon-sur-Verdon, CS 90 046, 13067 St. Paul-lez-Durance, France
2 CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint Paul-lez-Durance, France
3 Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
4 LPP-ERM/KMS, Association Eurofusion-Belgian State, TEC partner, Brussels, Belgium
5 Euratom/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, United Kingdom
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Published online: 23 October 2017
ITER plasma operation requires a non-active phase for tokamak initial commissioning, covering First Plasma and Pre-Fusion Power Operation phases, PFPO-1 and PFPO-2. Non-active operation consists of hydrogen and helium plasmas to minimize the neutron production rate. The present document describes some Ion Cyclotron Radio Frequency (ICRF) heating schemes in terms of their predicted performance for the main foreseen scenarios of the ITER non-active phase in hydrogen and helium. Emphasis is given on remaining issues and physics uncertainties to be addressed for successful ICRF heating in ITER.
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