Observation of zero current density in the core of JET discharges with lower hybrid heating and current drive
Simultaneous current ramping and application of lower hybrid heating and current drive (LHCD) have produced a region with zero current density within measurement errors in the core (r/a equals or is less than 0.2) of JET tokamak optimised shear discharges. The reduction of core current density is consistent with a simple physical explanation and numerical simulations of radial current diffusion including the effects of LHCD. However, the core current density is clamped at zero, indicating the existence of a physical mechanism, which prevents it from becoming negative.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Physical Review Letters, Vol.87, No.11 (2001), pp.115001-1 - 115001-4
Record Number: 200214222 / Last updated on: 2002-01-10
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