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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 3, S1079 (2008)

Regular Articles

Study on Poloidal and Toroidal Electric Field Generations by Electron Cyclotron Heating in a Helical Plasma
Isao HIGASHI and Sadayoshi MURAKAMI
Department of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 6060-8501, Japan
(Received 28 November 2007 / Accepted 11 March 2008 / Published 1 August 2008)


Poloidal and toroidal electric fields generated by electron cyclotron heating are studied in a helical plasma. A linearized Fokker-Planck equation is solved by the adjoint method, assuming a helically symmetric configuration for simplicity. It is found that the poloidal and toroidal electric fields are generated near the bottom of the magnetic ripple, and that the larger radial flux is enhanced in a helical plasma compared with that in a tokamak plasma.


poloidal electric field, ECH, helical plasma

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.3.S1079


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Isao HIGASHI and Sadayoshi MURAKAMI, Plasma Fusion Res. 3, S1079 (2008).