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Investigation of ICRF Heating Efficiency in Plug/Barrier Cell on GAMMA 10/PDX with a Full-Wave Code

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Abstract

<p>In the west end of GAMMA 10/PDX, the end-loss ion flux is utilized for divertor simulation experiments. It is important for controlling parameters of the end-loss ion flux to investigate the efficiency of ion cyclotron range of frequency (ICRF) heating in the west plug/barrier cell, which is next to the west end region. The ICRF heating experiments in the west plug/barrier cell have been performed. In this study, three-dimensional simulations of the ICRF wave propagation were carried out in the plug/barrier cell for the first time. Two types of antennas, a Double Half Turn (WB-DHT) and a Nagoya Type-III (WB-Type-III) antennas, are evaluated. As the results, it is clarified that the WB-Type-III antenna is more effective for the ion heating than the WB-DHT antenna when the frequency is near the ion cyclotron resonance frequency at the midplane of the plug/barrier cell. An additional experiment with the WB-Type-III antenna which is located near the midplane of the plug/barrier cell has been performed. The improvement of the power absorption has been observed. The WB-Type-III antenna located near the midplane is more effective for the ion heating. The experimental results are consistent with the simulation of the wave propagation analysis.</p>

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  • Plasma and Fusion Research

    Plasma and Fusion Research 14 (0), 2401012-2401012, 2019-01-24

    The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research

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