2011 Volume 6 Pages 2405046
A scheme for reducing the tritium fraction in DT fusion reactors is investigated by means of enhancing the fusion reactivity using high-power ICRF heating in heliotron reactors. We assume a situation that the density fraction of tritons is less than 10%, and the minority tritons are accelerated by ICRF waves. We then analyze the increase of fusion reactivity by assuming an effective temperature of high-energy tritons and examine the possibility of realizing a fusion reactor with this concept. The required ICRF power and the generated fusion power are also estimated.