Heating and Current Drive systems are of outstanding relevance in fusion plasmas, magnetically confined in tokamak devices, as they provide the tools to reach, sustain and control burning conditions. Heating systems based on the electron cyclotron resonance (ECRH) have been extensively exploited on past and present machines DEMO, and the future reactor will require high frequencies. Therefore, high power (≥1MW) RF sources with output frequency in the 200 - 300 GHz range would be necessary. A promising source is the so called Cyclotron Auto-Resonance Maser (CARM). Preliminary results of the conceptual design of a CARM device for plasma heating, carried out at ENEA-Frascati will be presented together with the planned R&D development. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.

MM-wave cyclotron auto-resonance maser for plasma heating

Tuccillo, A.A.;Surrenti, V.;Ravera, G.L.;Spassovsky, I.;Giovenale, E.;Gallerano, G.P.;Doria, A.;Di Palma, E.;Dattoli, G.;Ceccuzzi, S.
2014

Abstract

Heating and Current Drive systems are of outstanding relevance in fusion plasmas, magnetically confined in tokamak devices, as they provide the tools to reach, sustain and control burning conditions. Heating systems based on the electron cyclotron resonance (ECRH) have been extensively exploited on past and present machines DEMO, and the future reactor will require high frequencies. Therefore, high power (≥1MW) RF sources with output frequency in the 200 - 300 GHz range would be necessary. A promising source is the so called Cyclotron Auto-Resonance Maser (CARM). Preliminary results of the conceptual design of a CARM device for plasma heating, carried out at ENEA-Frascati will be presented together with the planned R&D development. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
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Electron Cyclotron Resonance;Cyclotron Auto-Resonance Maser;CARM;Plasma Heating;Nuclear Fusion;Gyrotron
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