R. G. L. Vann R. O. Dendy M. P. Gryaznevich
Frequency sweeping (chirping) of high frequency magnetohydrodynamic modes is widely observed in tokamak plasmas. In this paper observations of chirping in neutral-beam-heated plasmas in the Mega-Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) [A. Sykes, R. J. Akers, L. C. Appel and et al. , Nucl. Fusion 41 , 1423 (2001)] are considered, and it is shown that these may…Published
R. J. Akers G. F. Counsell A. Sykes L. C. Appel E. R. Arends C. Byrom P. G. Carolan N. J. Conway G. Cunningham A. Dnestrovskij Yu.N. Dnestrovskij A. R. Field S. J. Fielding M. Gryaznevich P. Helander A. Kirk S. Korsholm R. Martin H. Meye
H -mode plasmas have been achieved on the MAST spherical tokamak at input power considerably higher than predicted by conventional threshold scalings. Following L - H transition, a clear improvement in energy confinement is obtained, exceeding recent international scalings even at densities approaching the Greenwald density limit. Transition is acc…Published
R. J. Akers J. W. Ahn L. C. Appel E. R. Arends K. B. Axon et al.
Spontaneous transitions from the low ‘‘L-mode’’ to high ‘‘H-mode’’ of tokamak plasma confinement, first observed during neutral beam heating experiments on ASDEX, are now routinely achieved in many tokamak experiments. The H-mode regime is attractive as it offers the possibility of enhanced confinement, and thus a route towards a mo…Published
A. Sykes R. J. Akers L. C. Appel P. G. Carolan J.W. Connor N. J. Conway G. F. Counsell A. Dnestrovskij Yu.N. Dnestrovskij M. Gryaznevich P. Helander M. P. S. Nightingale C. Ribeiro C. M. Roach M. Tournianski M. J. Walsh H. R. Wilson The S
H -mode operation has been achieved in high current I p . 200 kA plasmas in the START spherical tokamak for both neutral-beam-injection-heated and Ohmic discharges. The transition to H mode features the development of well-defined edge pedestals in density and temperature, which signifies the formation of an edge-transport barrier, and associated e…Published
D. A. Gates R. Akers L. Appel P. G. Carolan N. Conway et al.
The Small Tight Aspect Ratio Tokamak (START) [A. Sykes et al., Nucl. Fusion 32, 769 (1994)] spherical tokamak has recently achieved the record value of toroidal beta~30% in a tokamak-like configuration. The improvements that have made these results possible are presented along with a description of the global equilibrium parameters of the discharge…Published