Precursor instabilities and tokamak disruptions in TEXTOR
Resistive tearing modes and MARFEs are the most common precursors to a forthcoming disruption in the tokamak experiment TEXTOR. This paper shows how tearing modes can break up the confinement and lead to a highly turbulent plasma state and how MARFEs deteriorate the plasma confinement from the edge and finally terminate the discharge by a sudden release of stored plasma from the boundary space.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Contributions to High-Temperature Plasma Physics (1994) pp. 457-470
Record Number: 199411639 / Last updated on: 1995-01-10
Original language: en
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