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This paper demonstrates that many observations in the L regime of TFTR (Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor), DIII-D, TEXTOR, ASDEX and CCT can be explained by postulating that a natural magnetic island belt links the confined plasma edge layer to the scrape-off layer. It also indicates that a transition to a higher confinement mode should occur at a sufficiently high heating power level and suggests a way of controlling particle exhaust.

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Authors: ROGISTER A L, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (KFA) (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Contributions to High-Temperature Plasma Physics (1994) pp. 239-249
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