Third harmonic ICRF heating of Deuterium beam ions on ASDEX Upgrade
Document typeConference report
PublisherEuropean Physical Society (EPS)
Rights accessOpen Access
European Commission's projectEUROfusion - Implementation of activities described in the Roadmap to Fusion during Horizon 2020 through a Joint programme of the members of the EUROfusion consortium (EC-H2020-633053)
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.