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2013

Many models for anomalous transport consider the turbulent E × B transport arising from electrostatic micro-instabilities. In this paper we investigate whether the perturbed magnetic field that is associated with such instabilities at small but finite values of ß can lead to significant stochastic magnetic field transport. Using the tearing parit…

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2012

A numerical study is carried out, based on a simple toroidal tokamak equilibrium, to demonstrate the radial re-distribution of the electromagnetic torque density, as a result of a rotating resistive plasma (linear) response to a static resonant magnetic perturbation field. The computed electromagnetic torque peaks at several radial locations even i…

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2012

Two possible ways of modifying the linear tearing mode index, by active magnetic feedback and by drift kinetic effects of deeply trapped particles, are analytically investigated. Magnetic feedback schemes, studied in this work, are found generally stabilizing for Δ′. The drift kinetic effects from both thermal particles and hot ions tend to redu…

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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

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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2011

It is shown that drift wave plasma turbulence in the electromagnetic regime can significantly affect the zonal flow dynamics and drive zonal fields. A new interpretation of the effect of the zonal fields on the zonal flow stability is given as previous analytic predictions are shown to be inadequate for accurately describing the numerical results. …

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2010

Thomson scattering measurements with subcentimeter spatial resolution have been made during a sawtooth crash in a Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak fusion plasma. The unparalleled resolution of the temperature profile has shed new light on the mechanisms that underlie the sawtooth. As magnetic reconnection occurs, the temperature gradient at the island…

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