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Hot-Ion H modes (H-I) are the discharges which produce the highest fusion performance on JET. The main MHD features observed during such discharges are small ELMs at the L-to -H transition, a sawtooth usually within the first 300ms, low 'n' core modes rotating with the bulk plasma ions, outer modes (OM) ~0.9-1.3 s. into the H-I discharge and a Giant ELM at the end of the high performance phase after ~1.3-1.8 s. The performance of a H-I discharge for the same current and power is primarily determined by the timing and amplitude of the outer modes and giant ELM. These two modes are regarded as edge phenomena, yet a global loss in performance occurs. Little change in MHD was observed when going from D-D to D-T plasmas.

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Authors: JET (GB), JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: JET Papers presented at the 25th European Physical Society Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, JET-P(1998)59, 1-142
Availability: Available free of charge from the COST Secretariat
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5115-X
Record Number: 199910486 / Last updated on: 1999-03-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en