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1997

The ion gyroradius scaling of ion thermal transport caused by ion-temperature-gradient-driven turbulence is studied with a global fluid simulation code in three-dimensional toroidal geometry. It is found that the effective conductivity scales like the ion gyroradius (gyro-Bohm scaling).

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1997

The influence of energetic ions on the stability of ideal double kink modes in a tokamak plasma with negative magnetic shear is investigated. It is found that the fast ions play a similar role as for the ordinary m = n = 1 internal kink. In particular, phenomena analogous to sawtooth stabilization and fishbone excitation are possible.

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1997

Electron cyclotron (EC) waves can perform a variety of roles in ITER including start-up assist, heating to ignition, on and off-axis current drive and instability control. EC wave absorption is robust and well understood producing highly localised heating with total absorption anticipated for almost all parameters foreseen in ITER. Other advantages…

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1997

The simplest nontrivial model of transport across a magnetic island chain in the presence of collisionless streaming along the magnetic field is solved by a Wiener–Hopf procedure. The solution found is valid provided the boundary layer about the island separatrix is narrow compared to the island width. The result demonstrates that when this assum…

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1997

We apply a fast wave approximation to the propagation of the fast wave across the magnetic field. This approximation involves replacing the hot plasma conductivity tensor by an approximation which reduces the problem to a second order differential equation. Such a procedure is particularly useful in the high harmonic regime, where many terms with t…

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1997

The plasma position and shape on the COMPASS-D tokamak have been controlled simultaneously with a 75- kHz bandwidth, hard-wired, real-time neural network. The primary network operates with up to 48 selected magnetic inputs and has been used in the vertical position control loop to control the position of the upper edge of the plasma at the radius o…

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1997

The bootstrap current in a non-Maxwellian tokamak plasma with electron cyclotron heating is calculated. The calculation is exact in the limit of highly charged ions, where pitch-angle scattering dominates over quasilinear diffusion, and shows that the current is entirely determined by the pressure of the trapped electrons. If the ion charge is fini…

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1997

Electron cyclotron absorption (ECA) of electromagnetic radiation at the second harmonic is of interest in Tokamak physics both for plasma heating and current drive, as well as for some diagnostics. Modelling of the linear wave propagation for such problems is usually done by WKB ray tracing, despite the fact that the WKB theory is not strictly vali…

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1997

A cylindrical model of a tokamak is used to describe the nonlinear coupling between Alfven waves and sound waves. The model is applied to the case of a toroidal Alfven eigenmode (TAE) driven unstable by fusion alpha particles to explore its relevance to the nonlinear saturation of such modes, which can produce a loss of alpha particles in a burning…

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1997

The kinetic theory of transport in an impure, partially ionized, edge plasma is developed. It is found that the thermal force between bulk ions and impurities is enhanced by the presence of neutral atoms, but the dynamical friction is not affected by the neutrals. When the neutral viscosity is large, an additional force on the impurities also arise…

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