First results from H-mode plasmas generated by ICRF heating in the EAST

@inproceedings{Zhang2013FirstRF,
  title={First results from H-mode plasmas generated by ICRF heating in the EAST},
  author={Xinjun Zhang and Yan Ping Zhao and Baonian Wan and X Z Gong and Jonathan G. Li and Yaoyu Lin and Chongyang Qin and George W. Taylor and Guosheng Xu and Yingkai Sun and B. X. Gao and Jinping Qian and F. D. Wang and Beljo Lu and Cong Luo and Linjuan Zhang and Liqun Hu and Yong Song and Changxuan Yu and Wandong Liu and Stephen James Wukitch and John Rowan Wilson and J. C. Hosea},
  year={2013}
}
Deuterium high-confinement (H-mode) plasmas, lasting up to 3.45 s, have been generated in the EAST by ion cyclotron range of frequency (ICRF) heating. H-mode access was achieved by coating the molybdenum-tiled first wall with lithium to reduce the hydrogen recycling from the wall. H-mode plasmas with plasma currents between 0.4 and 0.6 MA and axial toroidal magnetic fields between 1.85 and 1.95 T were generated by 27 MHz ICRF heating of deuterium plasma with hydrogen minority. The ICRF input… CONTINUE READING