Evaluation of Absorption Rate by Using Full-Wave Maxwell Simulation for Plug ECRH in the GAMMA 10 Tandem Mirror
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The absorption rate of heat microwave power for plug ECRH (electron cyclotron resonance heating) in the GAMMA 10 tandem mirror is calculated in three ways over a wide range of plasma density. These methods include ray-tracing calculation, analytic estimation and full-wave Maxwell simulation. The results correlate very closely with each other. The full-wave Maxwell simulation is found to be a powerful method to evaluate the microwave power deposition for ECRH. It also predicts the power deposition in the region of ω<sub>c</sub> < ω for beach heating.
- Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research
Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research 80(5), 360-361, 2004-05-25
The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research