Measurements of Electron-Cyclotron Heating Rates

J. D. Barter, J. C. Sprott, and K. L. Wong
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706
(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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