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During its first year of operation, Tokamak à Configuration Variable TCV has achieved a wide variety of plasma shapes, limited and diverted, attaining 810 kA plasma current and elongation over 2.0 Ohmic H modes have been regularly produced, with a maximum confinement time of 80 ms and a maximum normalized beta(N) of 1.9. The conditions for the H mode transition differ from other experiments. The transitions from ELM free to ELMy H modes and back have been selectively triggered for configurations close to a double null.

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Authors: LISTER J B ET AL, Association Euratom-Confédération Suisse, Ecole polytechnique fedérale de Lausanne (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research 1994, Vol. 1 (1994) pp. 627-632
ISBN: ISBN 92-0-102295-6; ISSN
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