Attainable βp and βN values were widely improved in JT-60U by peaking of the current profile and broadening of the pressure profile. In a quasi-steady state of ELMyy H mode, βp approximately 2.5-3, βN approximately 2.5-3.1 and H factor approximately 1.8-2.2 were sustained for approximately 1 s simultaneously under the full current drive condition (bootstrap current 60%, beam driven current 48% at Ip = 0.5 MA). In a transient case, the maximum values of βp, βp and βN reached 4.7, 1.2 and 4.2, respectively. The achievable βp value increases systematically with safety factor at the edge. To obtain these improved high β plasmas, it is essential to control MHD activities; suppression of βp collapse and medium m/n (poloidal mode number/toroidal mode number) modes by the modification in current and pressure profiles and control of ELM activity by suitable selection of the heating power.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics