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2001

The resistive wall mode ~ RWM ! poses a threat to many plasma confinement devices. The continuous rotation of the wall relative to the plasma makes it appear perfectly conducting, because of the skin effect, but this is ineffective if the perturbation locks to the wall. This raises the question of whether a nonuniformly rotating wall is more effect…

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2001

It was recently pointed out that the inductive electric field in a tokamak can give rise to toroidal and poloidal plasma rotation comparable to that sometimes observed in experiments. Here it is shown that the flow velocity of heavy impurity ions, which is normally what is measured, is lower than that of the bulk plasma for rotation produced in thi…

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2001

The linear and nonlinear dynamics of zonal flows and their interactions with drift wave turbulence is considered in the simple but illuminating generalized Charney–Hasegawa–Mima model due to Smolyakov et al. [Phys. Plasmas 7 , 1349 (2000)]. Two positive definite, exact, integral invariants associated with the full generalized Charney–Hasegawa…

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2001

Neutral atoms can significantly influence the physics of tokamak edge plasmas, e.g., by affecting the radial electric field and plasma flow there, which may, in turn, be important for plasma confinement. Earlier work [Fulop et al. , Phys. Plasmas 5 , 3969 (1998)], assuming short mean-free path neutrals and Pfirsch–Schluter ions, has shown that th…

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2001

Relativistic electrons emit synchrotron radiation due to their gyro- and guiding-center motions in a curved magnetic field. In this article, the kinetic theory of relativistic electron beams is developed to account for radiation reaction by including the Abraham–Lorentz reaction force in the kinetic equation. As an application of this theory, the…

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2001

The Safety and Environmental Assessment of Fusion Power (SEAFP) was performed in the framework of the European fusion program, whose results have already been published. The European Commission decided to continue this program for some identified issues that required development. One of these issues was the analysis and specification of the contain…

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2001

The RF-induced pinch of 3 He minority ions has been observed in JET affecting the diamagnetic energy, the fast ion energy content, the sawtooth period, the Alfvén eigenmode excitation and the y-emission. Further, the y-emission is consistent with RF-detrapping into co-current passing orbits. The results from the SELFO code are consistent with the …

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2001

The equilibrium state in tokamak core plasmas has been studied using the relative intensities of resonance x-ray lines. A full spatial analysis involves comparison of the line intensities with ion diffusion calculations, including relevant atomic rates. A zero-dimensional model using a global ion loss rate approximation has also been demonstrated b…

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2001

Neoclassical tearing modes (NTMs) may limit performance in Next Step tokamaks, degrading confinement and possibly leading to disruption. In recent years, excellent experimental and theoretical progress has been made in understanding NTMs and their control. The properties of NTMs and various stabilization schemes are described. Recent experimental r…

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