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Magnetic Confinement Fusion - Plasma Theory: Heating and Current Drive

Abstract : Plasma heating is required to reach and maintain the conditions compatible with power production in magnetic fusion devices. In addition, current drive is essential to the operation and performance of tokamaks. This chapter reviews the main physics processes underlying heating and current drive in the framework of the kinetic theory, in particular radiofrequency wave propagation and absorption, and the collisional relaxation of energetic particles. The self-heating of burning plasmas is described, as well as the main auxiliary heating methods relevant to modern fusion devices, including neutral beam injection and radiofrequency waves in several range of frequencies
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Rémi Dumont. Magnetic Confinement Fusion - Plasma Theory: Heating and Current Drive. Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy, Elsevier, In press, 9780128197257. ⟨cea-03134128⟩

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