A Kinetic Study of Microwave Start-up of Tokamak Plasmas

  title={A Kinetic Study of Microwave Start-up of Tokamak Plasmas},
  author={E. J. du Toit and M. R. O'Brien and Roddy G. L. Vann},
Spherical tokamaks (STs) have a particular need for non-inductive start-up methods, due to the limited space for a shielded inboard solenoid. Plasma current start-up assisted by electron Bernstein waves (EBW) has been demonstrated successfully in a number of experiments. The dynamic start-up phase involves a change in field topology, as the initially open magnetic field lines form closed flux surfaces (CFS) under the initiation of a plasma current. This change in field topology will bring about… 

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