Analysis and design of antennas facing cylindrical plasma columns with TOPCYL

S. Guadamuz, M.F. Graswinckel, R. Koch, R. Maggiora, M. van de Pol, G. Vietti, G.J. van Rooij

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Abstract

On recent years TOPICA[1] has shown its capabilities as a designing tool for ICRF antennas on tokamaks, handling both the realistic geometrical detail of the structure as well as a complete description of the plasma region behavior. Now, expanding these capabilities, the TOrino Polythecnic CYLindrical code (TOPCYL) has been added in order to simulate antennas facing cylindrical plasma columns. This feature allows the analysis and design of RF heating systems for applications as VASIMR-like plasma thrusters and plasma-surface-interaction (PSI) experiments. In the present work, the theoretical basis and implementation of TOPCYL is presented, as well as the results obtained on simulating antennas for the ICRF and 2,45 GHz regimes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRadio Frequency Power in Plasmas - Proceedings of the 19th Topical Conference
Pages129-132
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Topical Conference on Radio Frequency Power in Plasmas - Newport, United States
Duration: 1 Jun 20113 Jun 2011
https://www.pppl.gov/events/19th-topical-conference-radio-frequency-power-plasmas

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1406

Conference

Conference19th Topical Conference on Radio Frequency Power in Plasmas
CountryUnited States
CityNewport
Period1/06/113/06/11
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Keywords

  • ICRF heating
  • plasma facing antennas
  • RF plasma heating
  • TOPCYL
  • TOPICA

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Guadamuz, S., Graswinckel, M. F., Koch, R., Maggiora, R., van de Pol, M., Vietti, G., & van Rooij, G. J. (2011). Analysis and design of antennas facing cylindrical plasma columns with TOPCYL. In Radio Frequency Power in Plasmas - Proceedings of the 19th Topical Conference (pp. 129-132). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1406). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3664945