Third harmonic ICRF heating of Deuterium beam ions on ASDEX Upgrade
Document typeConference report
PublisherEuropean Physical Society (EPS)
Rights accessOpen Access
We report on recent experiments on the ASDEX Upgrade (AUG) tokamak (major radius R ≈1.65 m, minor radius a ≈ 0.5 m) with third harmonic ICRF heating of deuterium beam ions. Prior to this work, the scheme has been developed and applied on the JET tokamak, the largest currently operating tokamak (R ≈ 3 m, a ≈ 1 m), for fusion product studies and for testing alpha particle diagnostics in preparation of ITER . The experiments reported here demonstrate that this scheme can also be used in medium size tokamaks such as AUG despite their reduced fast ion confinement.
CitationMantsinen, Mervi [et al.]. Third harmonic ICRF heating of Deuterium beam ions on ASDEX Upgrade. A: 43rd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, 4 - 8 July 2016, Leuven. "Proceedings of the 43rd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics". European Physical Society (EPS), 2016.