Temperature oscillating regimes in Tore Supra diagnosed by MHD activity
This paper describes what we can learn on the regimes of spontaneous electron temperature oscillations discovered in Tore Supra from the analysis of MHD activity. Since the first observations of this oscillating behaviour of plasma equilibrium, and its interpretation as a predator�prey system involving lower hybrid waves power deposition and electron confinement, analysis of MHD modes has confirmed the reality of safety factor profile oscillations. This points towards the importance of rational values of the safety factor in the transition to transport barriers in reversed magnetic shear plasmas.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Nuclear Fusion 46 (2006), pp. 797-806
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Record Number: 200719120 / Last updated on: 2007-04-11
Original language: en
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