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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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2010

Multiple resonances in the edge-localized mode (ELM) frequency (f ELM ) as a function of the edge safety factor q 95 have been observed for the first time with an applied low n (1/41; 2) field on the JET tokamak. Without an n 1/4 1 field applied, f ELM increases slightly from 20 to 30 Hz by varying the q 95 from 4 to 5 in a type-I ELMy H-mode plasm…

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2010

Two issues of the resistive wall mode (RWM) control code maturity are addressed: the inclusion of advanced mode damping physics beyond the ideal MHD description, and the possibility of taking into account the influence of 3D features of the conducting structures on the mode stability and control. Examples of formulations and computational results a…

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2009

Large tokamaks capable of fusion power production such as ITER, should avoid large edge localized modes (ELMs), thought to be triggered by an ideal magnetohydrodynamic instability due to current at the plasma’s separatrix boundary. Unlike analytical work in a cylindrical approximation, numerical work finds the modes are stable. The plasma’s sep…

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2009

A potentially serious impediment to the production of energy by nuclear fusion in large tokamaks, such as ITER [R. Aymar, V. A. Chuyanov, M. Huguet, Y. Shimomura, ITER Joint Central Team, and ITER Home Teams, Nucl. Fusion 41, 1301 (2001)]and DEMO [D. Maisonner, I. Cook, S. Pierre, B. Lorenzo, D. Luigi, G. Luciano, N. Prachai, and P. Aldo, Fusion En…

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2009

Self-consistent computations are carried out to study the stability of the resistive wall mode RWM in DIII-D J. L. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion 42 , 614 2002 plasmas with slow plasma rotation, using the hybrid kinetic-magnetohydrodynamic code MARS-K [Y. Q. Liu and et al. , Phys. Plasmas 15 , 112503 (2008)]. Based on kinetic resonances between the mode and t…

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