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Oct 13 – 18, 2014
Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya
Europe/Moscow timezone

Effect of Multi-Pass Absorption of Electron Cyclotron Heating Wave on Initial Stage of Discharge in ITER-like Tokamak

Oct 15, 2014, 8:30 AM
Green 8-9 (Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya)

Green 8-9

Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Poster Poster 3


Mr Pavel Minashin (NRC "Kurchatov Institute")


A model is suggested for calculating the efficiency of multi-pass absorption of EC heating wave in tokamaks at initial stage of discharge, and the effect on the start-up in ITER-like tokamak is analyzed. The single-pass absorption of injected EC wave is evaluated with the scaling obtained using the OGRAY code. The model for subsequent multi-pass absorption, after first reflection of the EC wave from the wall of vacuum chamber, assumes isotropy/uniformity of the respective EC radiation intensity in plasma. The model modifies the CYNEQ code approach developed for the plasma-produced EC radiation transport at high EC harmonics and verified in the benchmarking with other codes. We consider the following case: (a) multiple reflection of injected EC wave (O-mode) from the wall; (b) polarization scrambling in wall reflections; (c) full single-pass absorption of the X-mode. Our parametric analysis for typical electron temperature and density at initial stage of discharge in ITER-like tokamak shows strong dependence of multi-pass absorption efficiency on the O-X conversion in wall reflections. The multi-pass absorption model is incorporated in the 1-D simulations of plasma start-up with the DINA code that enables us to extend the results of previous simulations with the single-pass absorption model.
Country or International Organisation Russian Federation
Paper Number TH/P3-32

Primary author

Mr Pavel Minashin (NRC "Kurchatov Institute")


Dr Alexander B. Kukushkin (NRC Kurchatov Institute) Dr Rustam Khayrutdinov (Troitsk Institute for Innovation & Fusion Research) Dr Victor Lukash (NRC "Kurchatov Institute")

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