Measurements of Electron-Cyclotron Heating Rates
J. D. Barter, J. C. Sprott, and K. L.
University of Wisconsin, Madison,
(Received 31 August 1973; final manuscript received 27 December 1973)
Electron-cyclotron heating rates have been measured for plasmas in a toroidal
octupole magnetic field over a wide range of magnetic field strength, electric
field strength, plasma density, and neutral density. The results agree
with single-particle heating theories at low densities but show a decreased
heating rate as the density increases.
Ref: J. D. Barter, J. C. Sprott, and K. L.
Wong, Phys. Fluids 17, 810-812 (1974)
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