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Abstract

High speed cine photography of a Tokamak discharge has shown cellular instabilities around the plasma surface during the current rise phase. These instabilities have mode numbers up to m = 20. The m number is correlated with the value of the safety factor, q, at the plasma surface and it is suggested that the instability is a kink - tearing mode.

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Authors: GOODALL D H J, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON. (UK);WESSON J A CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON. (UK), CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON. (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION, VOL. 26 (1984), NO. 6, PP. 789-797
Record Number: 1989123055400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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