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2012

The distortion of the plasma boundary when three-dimensional resonant magnetic perturbations are applied has been measured in MAST H-mode plasmas. When the n = 3 resonant magnetic perturbations are applied to control edge localised modes, the plasma experiences a strong toroidal corrugation. The displacement of the plasma boundary is measured at va…

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2012

Two methods for calculating tearing mode stability are described in this paper. A fast method using the recently improved T7 code (Ham et al. 2012 Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 54 025009) and a new method based on the MARS-F MHD stability code (Liu et al. 2000 Phys. Plasmas 7 3681) which constructs the tearing mode solution from calculated basis fun…

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2012

Within the single fluid theory for a toroidal, resistive plasma, the favorable average curvature effect [Glasser et al. , Phys. Fluids 18 , 875 (1975)], which is responsible for the strong stabilization of the classical tearing mode at finite pressure, can also introduce a strong screening effect to the externally applied resonant magnetic field. C…

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2011

It is well known that stabilization of the resistive wall mode (RWM) may allow fusion power to be significantly increased for a given magnetic field in advanced tokamak operation. The principle of stabilization of the RWM by rotation has been established both experimentally and theoretically. Recent experimental results have indicated stabilization…

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2011

Stabilization of the resitive wall mode (RWM) may allow fusion power to be doubled for a given magnetic field in advanced tokamak operation. Experimental evidence from DIII-D and other machines suggests that plasma rotation can stabilize the RWM. Several authors (Finn 1995 Phys. Plasmas 2 3782, Bondeson Xie 1997 Phys. Plasmas 4 2081) have construct…

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