#### F. Villone Y. Q. Liu R. Paccagnella T. Bolzonella G. Rubinacci

In this Letter, the linear stability of the resistive wall modes (RWMs) in toroidal geometry for a reversed field pinch (RFP) plasma is studied. Three computational models are used: the cylindrical code ETAW , the toroidal MHD code MARS-F , and the CARMA code, able to take fully into account the effects of a threedimensional conducting structure wh…

Published#### E. Tassi F. Militello F. Porcelli R. J. Hastie

A simple formula for predicting the width of a saturated island, formed as a consequence of tearing perturbation of linear force-free fields in cylindrical geometry, is derived. The formula makes it possible to calculate the saturated island width in terms of the values of parameters characterizing the initial force-free equilibrium and can be appl…

Published#### S. E. Sharapov L.-G. Eriksson A. Fasoli G. Gorini J. Källne V. G. Kiptily A. A. Korotkov A. Murari S. D. Pinches D. S. Testa P. R. Thomas

Studies establishing key phenomena and developing diagnostics for energetic particle physics, which are essential for the next step burning plasma experiments such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), have been performed at the Joint European Torus (JET). Experiments have demonstrated clear selfheating of deuterium-tritiu…

Published#### E. Tassi R. J. Hastie F. Porcelli

The linear stability of a class of force-free equilibria in cylindrical geometry is investigated. The class consists of cylindrically symmetric force-free equilibria for which the ratio between the parallel current density and the magnetic field is a step function of the radius. It is suggested that plasmas in reversed field pinches could be roughl…

Published#### I. T. Chapman S. D. Pinches L. C. Appel R. J. Hastie T. C. Hender S. Saarelma S. E. Sharapov I. Voitsekhovitch J. P. Graves

Recent advances in modeling the effects of anisotropic energetic ion distributions have enabled the development of a complete coherent physics explanation of sawtooth stabilization in both conventional and spherical tokamaks. As an example, a complete model has been developed to explain the asymmetric stabilization of sawteeth with respect to neutr…

Published#### P. Mantica D. Van Eester X. Garbet F. Imbeaux L. Laborde M. Mantsinen A. Marinoni D. Mazon D. Moreau N. Hawkes E. Joffrin V. Kiptily S. Pinches A. Salmi S. Sharapov A. Thyagaraja I. Voitsekhovitch P. De Vries K.-D. Zastrow

The first electron temperature modulation experiments in plasmas characterized by strong and longlasting electron and ion internal transport barriers (ITB) have been performed in JET using ion cyclotron resonance heating in mode conversion scheme. The ITB is shown to be a well localized narrow layer with low heat diffusivity, characterized by subcr…

Published#### Yueqiang Liu M. S. Chu A. M. Garofalo R. J. La Haye Y. Gribov M. Gryaznevich T. C. Hender D. F. Howell P. De Vries M. Okabayashi S. D. Pinches H. Reimerdes EFDA-JET Contributors

Active control of the resistive wall mode RWM for DIII-D [Luxon and Davis, Fusion Technol. 8 , 441 (1985)] plasmas is studied using the MARS-F code [Y. Q. Liu, and et al. , Phys. Plasmas 7 , 3681 (2000)]. Control optimization shows that the mode can be stabilized up to the ideal wall beta limit, using the internal control coils I-coils and poloidal…

Published#### H. Reimerdes T. C. Hender S. A. Sabbagh J. M. Bialek M. S. Chu A. M. Garofalo M. P. Gryaznevich D. F. Howell G. L. Jackson R. J. La Haye Y. Q. Liu J. E. Menard G. A. Navratil M. Okabayashi S. D. Pinches A. C. Sontag E. J. Strait W. Zhu M

Dedicated experiments in the DIII-D tokamak J. L. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion, 42 , 614 2002, the Joint European Torus JET P. H. Rebut, R. J. Bickerton, and B. E. Keen, Nucl. Fusion 25 , 1011 1985, and the National Spherical Torus Experiment NSTX M. Ono, S. M. Kaye, Y.-K. M. Peng et al. , Nucl. Fusion 40 , 557 2000 reveal the commonalities of resistive wal…

Published#### G. J. Kramer R. Nazikian B. Alper M. De Baar H. L. Berk G.-Y. Fu N. N. Gorelenkov G. Mckee S. D. Pinches T. L. Rhodes S. E. Sharapov W. M. Solomon M. A. Van Zeeland JET EFDA Contributors

Reversed shear Alfvén eigenmodes RSAE that were observed in the Joint European Torus (JET) [P. H. Rebut and B. E. Keen, Fusion Technol. 11 , 13 (1987)] and DIII-D [J. L. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion 42 , 614 (2002)] are studied with the ideal magnetohydrodynamic code NOVA-K C. [Z. Cheng, Phys. Rep. 211 , 1 (1992)]. It was found that the frequency behavior …

Published#### PH. Lauber S. Günter M. Brüdgam A. Könies S.D. Pinches Asdex-Upgrade Team

The ability to predict the stability of fast-particle-driven Alfvén eigenmodes in burning fusion plasmas requires a detailed understanding of the dissipative mechanisms that damp these modes. In order to address this question, the linear gyro-kinetic, electromagnetic code L IGKA [1] is employed to investigate their behaviour in realistic tokamak g…

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