Recent progress of the development of a long pulse 140GHz ECRH system on EAST
Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China
2 General Atomics, San Diego, CA 92186-5608, USA
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Published online: 25 March 2019
A long pulse ECRH system with a goal of 140GHz 4MW 100~1000s has been developed to meet the requirement of steady-state operation on EAST. Gycom gyrotrons are employed in the No.1 and No.3 systems, CPI gyrotrons are used in the No.2 and No.4 systems. The development of the two Gycom gyrotron systems has been finished. The first short pulse EC wave injection has been demonstrated successfully during the EAST 2015 Spring campaign. In the commissioning and operation towards steady-state operation, 0.4MW 100s has been injected to plasma successfully by using the No.1 system, 4.7keV 102s L-mode and 102s H-mode plasma have been achieved on EAST with the help of ECRH. Recently, a longest pulse of 0.55MW 1000s has been obtained based on calorimetric dummy load measurements on the No.3 gyrotron. The No.2 gyrotron also has been installed and partially tested, 500kW 80s has been demonstrated in the dummy load. The remaining No.4 gyrotron will be ready to test in 2018 or 2019. The whole 4MW system will be completed within two years. The 400s fully non-inductive H-mode operation would be expected in the next four years in the condition of fully tungsten diverter on EAST.
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