Modelling of mixed-phasing antenna-plasma interactions on JET A2 antennas

D. D'Ippolito, J. Myra, P. Ryan, E. Righi, Jukka Heikkinen, P.U. Lamalle, J.-M. Noterdaeme, JET-EFDA contributors

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The use of mixed(monopole–dipole)-phasing of a set of ion cyclotron range of frequency antennas is potentially useful to optimize tokamak performance.
However, recent mixed-phasing experiments on JET, described here, showed undesirable antenna–plasma interactions under certain circumstances. A possible physical mechanism to explain the experimental results is discussed, namely, rf-driven dc parallel currents flowing between adjacent antennas with different phasings can lead to arcing on the antenna with the largest sheath voltage.
Means of controlling the interaction are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1357-1365
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • JET
  • plasma
  • Tokamak
  • fusion energy
  • fusion reactors
  • antennas


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