JET quasistationary internal-transport-barrier operation with active control of the pressure profile
Quasistationary operation has been achieved on the Joint European Torus tokamak in internal-transport-barrier (ITB) scenarios, with the discharge time limited only by plant constraints. Full current drive was obtained over all the high performance phase by using lower hybrid current drive. For the first time feedback control on the total pressure and on the electron temperature profile was implemented by using, respectively, the neutral beams and the ion-cyclotron waves. Although impurity accumulation could be a problem in steady state ITBs, these experiments bring some elements to answer to it.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Physical Review Letters, Vol 88, No 14, pp.145004/1-4 (2002)
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Record Number: 200214957 / Last updated on: 2002-07-09
Original language: en
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