EC Radiative Transport in the Presence of Anisotropic Distributions of Suprathermal Electrons
1 Fusion for Energy *, Josep Pla 2, Barcelona, 08019, Spain
2 Physics Department, University of Pavia, Pavia, 27100, Italy
3 Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching, 85748, Germany
The RAYTEC code for electron cyclotron (EC) wave radiative transport modelling of fusion plasmas which earlier had been generalised to include a population of suprathermal electrons to cover EC radiative transport in the presence of an anisotropic distribution of suprathermal electrons in the form of a one-sided loss- or anti-loss-cone in pitch angle, has been modified and, furthermore, now also covers inverted loss-cone and anti-loss-cone distributions. This offers the possibility of dealing with anisotropic distributions symmetric in the electron velocity parallel to the magnetic field, as typical for the case of EC wave heating. Practical issues related to this approach are displayed and the impact of various choices of suprathermal populations on net EC wave power emission from a fusion plasma is evaluated and discussed.
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