Complexity of the Physics
The first results obtained with ECRA have been encouraging, but the complexity of the physics at play has been an obstacle for the understanding and development of the technology. Thus in-depth numerical and experimental investigations will take place in MINOTOR.
The wave timescale and all plasma dynamic timescales are very different, enabling the study of plasma generation, loss, and transport as an uncoupled problem from wave propagation and absorption. The internal and external plasma dynamics are coupled together and need inputs from each other if treated separately