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The high-frequency noise measured by magnetic sensors, at levels above the typical frequency of resistive wall modes, is analyzed across a range of present tokamak devices including DIII-D, JET, MAST, ASDEX Upgrade, JT-60U, and NSTX. A high-pass filter enables identification of the noise component with Gaussian-like statistics that shares certain c…

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Detailed measurements of the plasma’s response to applied magnetic perturbations provide experimental evidence that the form of three-dimensional (3D) tokamak equilibria, with toroidal mode number n = 1, is determined by multiple stable kink modes at high-pressure. For pressures greater than the ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) stability limit, as …

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A non-perturbative magnetohydrodynamic-kinetic hybrid formulation is developed and implemented into the MARS-K code [Liu et al., Phys. Plasmas 15, 112503 (2008)] that takes into account the anisotropy and asymmetry [Graves et al., Nature Commun. 3, 624 (2012)] of the equilibrium distribution of energetic particles (EPs) in particle pitch angle spac…


An energetic-particle (EP)-driven “off-axis-fishbone-like mode (OFM)” often triggers a resistive wall mode (RWM) in JT-60U and DIII-D devices, preventing long-duration high-b N discharges. In these experiments, the EPs are energetic ions (70–85 keV) injected by neutral beams to produce high-pressure plasmas. EP-driven bursting events reduce t…


A detailed experiment-theory comparison reveals that linear ideal MHD theory is in quantitative agreement with external magnetic and internal soft x-ray measurements of the plasma response to externally applied non-axisymmetric fields over a broad range of beta and rotation. This result represents a significant step toward the goal of advancing the…


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…


Utilizing a capability to vary neutral beam torque injection in the DIII-D [J. L. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion 42 , 614 (2002)] tokamak, m / n =2/1 neoclassical tearing mode onset thresholds are found to fall by about one unit in βN , from 3 to 2, in ITER-like sawtoothing high-energy confinement modes of plasma operation [R. Aymar, Plasma Phys. Control. Fu…


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…