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Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 65 (2023) 015011 (13pp)

The concept of equivalent tokamak and stellarator discharges with the same electron and ion temperatures and with full absorption of the injected ECRH power was introduced in Dnestrovskij et al (2021 Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 63 055012). In the present paper, the concept of the discharges equivalence is extended to the case of partial ECRH power absorption.

The conditions of discharges equivalence for this case are formulated. It is shown that in equivalent discharges not only the electron temperatures, but also the absorbed powers are the same. Examples of equivalent experimental discharges of the TJ-II stellarator and simulated discharges of the T-10 tokamak with partial ECRH power absorption are studied. The absorbed ECRH power and energy confinement time are found for TJ-II low-density shots heated with ECRH only.

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