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2008

In frequency modulated continuous wave reflectometry, used for density profile measurement in fusion plasmas, it is usual to measure the beat frequency between the launched wave and the reflected wave, and from this to calculate the position of the reflecting layer in the plasma. The absolute phase of the beat signal is usually neglected. The reaso…

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2008

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…

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2008

Two approaches for studying the damping of resistive wall modes due to wave particle resonant interactions are discussed. One approach uses the eigenfunction from an ideal MHD code combined with the resonant particle damping calculated from a drift-kinetic Sf - method formulation. This perturbative approach treats the wave-particle interaction prec…

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2008

The tokamak plasma boundary, which is typically identified with the area of open field lines known as the scrape-off layer (SOL), determines the degree of plasmawall interaction. SOL physics, much of which is concerned with the exhaust (removal) of particles and energy from the plasma, has been one of the major topics investigated on JET during the…

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2008

In a fusion device such as a tokamak, it is well known that an unstable external kink mode, driven either by the plasma current or pressure, produces an external magnetic field perturbation, which induces stabilizing image currents in the surrounding conducting structures, such as the vacuum vessels made of low resistivity materials. The image curr…

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2008

Disruptions lead to the largest operational electromechanical loads on the vessel, its supports, and the in-vessel components. In addition, plasma-facing components can be exposed to very high thermal fluxes during the plasma thermal quench and to high-energy runaway electron beams. Therefore, disruptions represent one of the most demanding design …

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2008

The theory of variances of equilibrium reconstruction is presented. It complements existing practices with information regarding what kind of plasma characteristics can be reconstructed, how accurately, and what remains beyond the abilities of diagnostic systems. The -curves, introduced by the present theory, give a quantitative assessment of quali…

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