radio-frequency current


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radio-frequency current

[′rād·ē·ō ¦frē·kwən·sē ‚kə·rənt]
(electricity)
Alternating current having a frequency higher than 10,000 hertz.
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The most common heat-producing device is the electrosurgical unit, which uses radio-frequency current to cut and coagulate tissue, he said.
Some of these research that are included in this special issue are: advanced material tokamak experiments (AMTEX) for the development of reactor material as well as toroidal field ripple reduction, control technologies of magnetic fields for producing non-circular cross-section, confinement and electric field studies for H-mode improvements, compact toroid injection for plasma fueling, radio-frequency current drive and heating for long pulse operation and profile control, impurity reduction by closed divertor, and control technologies for divertor and boundary plasmas.
The problem becomes designing a radiating structure that promotes the flow of very large radio-frequency currents.

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