Influence of Lower-Hybrid Heating on Tokamak Plasma Stability

V. Stefan and V. T. Tikhonchuk
Phys. Rev. Lett. 48, 1476 – Published 24 May 1982
PDFExport Citation


Steady-state current drive in tokamak plasmas during the parametric heating at frequencies higher than the lower-hybrid frequency is considered. The new effect of parametric generation of the steady-state current formed by suprathermal electrons and directed opposite to the main toroidal current is predicted. This effect can significantly affect the stability of tokamak plasma in the case of lower-hybrid heating.

  • Received 21 October 1981


©1982 American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

V. Stefan*

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

V. T. Tikhonchuk

  • P. N. Lebedev Physics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R., Moscow, U.S.S.R.

  • *Visiting Scientist from "Boris Kidrič" Institute for Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

References (Subscription Required)

Click to Expand

Vol. 48, Iss. 21 — 24 May 1982

Reuse & Permissions
Access Options
Heating up of Superconductors
January 27, 2017

This collection marks the 30th anniversary of the discovery of high-temperature superconductors. The papers selected highlight some of the advances that have been made to date, both in understanding why these compounds behave in the way they do, and in utilizing them in applications. The papers included in the collection have been made free to read.

Authorization Required




Sign up to receive regular email alerts from Physical Review Letters

Log In



Article Lookup

Paste a citation or DOI

Enter a citation