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The primary goals of the TCV tokamak are to produce plasmas with high elongation and to investigate confinement behaviour for a variety of plasma shapes. A spontaneous transition to an improved ohmic confinement regime has recently been observed in moderately and highly elongated discharges limited by the central column. The observed features are similar to those observed in ASDEX (integrated optical circuit (IOC) regime).

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Authors: NIESWAND C ET AL, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Proceedings of 24th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, Berchtesgaden 9-13 June 1997
Record Number: 199810035 / Last updated on: 1998-02-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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