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Tridiagonal matrix inversion is an important operation with many applications. It arises frequently in solving discretized one-dimensional elliptic partial differential equations, and forms the basis for many algorithms for block tridiagonal matrix inversion for discretized PDEs in higher-dimensions. In such systems, this operation is often the sca…


Progress in understanding lower hybrid current drive (LHCD) at high density has been made through experiments and modeling, which is encouraging given the need for an efficient off-axis current profile control technique in burning plasma. By reducing the wall recycling of neutrals, the edge temperature is increased and the effect of parametric inst…

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Application of lower hybrid (LH) current drive in tokamak plasmas can induce both co- and countercurrent directed changes in toroidal rotation, depending on the core q profile. For discharges with q0 < 1, rotation increments in the countercurrent direction are observed. If the LH-driven current is sufficient to suppress sawteeth and increase q0 abo…


Alfven eigenmodes (AEs) are studied to assess their stability in high density reactor relevant regimes. Stable AEs are excited with active magnetohydrodynamics antennas in the range of the expected AE frequency. Toroidal Alfven eigenmode (TAE) damping rates have been observed in diverted and limited Ohmic plasmas. Energetic particle modes or TAEs h…