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Abstract

T.F.R. has been operated in low q(a) conditions, with a special emphasis on the understanding of the so called current limit. Several schemes have been used, one of the most promising being magnetic surface skinning with a variable toroidal field. Detailed analysis of Mirnov coil and soft X-ray signals is presented and the results discussed. Low q(a) - i.e. high current - discharges have a high poloidal magnetic energy content, which has to be dissipated during the post-disruptive current decrease. The electromagnetic energy balance during this phase is analyzed and the dissipation mechanisms identified. Consequences for large tokamaks concerning low-q operation and thermal load associated to major disruptions are deduced.

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Authors: TFR GROUP CEA, FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES (FRANCE), CEA, FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES (FRANCE)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO CEA MENTIONING REPORT EUR-CEA-FC 1196 EN, 1983
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Record Number: 1989122017600 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en