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Abstract

We examine the stability of a model divertor tokamak equilibrium to MHD ballooning and interchange modes. The combined effects of the magnetic separatrix and a finite edge current density can result in coalescence of the first and second stable regimes. This leads to a picture of the H-mode in which the observed steep edge pressure gradients results from the modified ballooning stability properties.

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Authors: BISHOP C M CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK), CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO THE LIBRARIAN, UKAEA, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON, OX14 3DB (UK), MENTIONING REPORT CLM-P764, 1985
Record Number: 1989124099600 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en