Role of edge magnetic shear on the limiter H-mode transition of the JIPP T-IIU tokamak

K. Toi, K. Kawahata, S. Morita, T. Watari, R. Kumazawa, K. Ida, A. Ando, Y. Oka, M. Sakamoto, Y. Hamada, K. Adati, R. Ando, T. Aoki, S. Hidekuma, S. Hirokura, O. Kaneko, A. Karita, T. Kawamoto, Y. Kawasumi, T. KurodaK. Masai, K. Narihara, Y. Ogawa, K. Ohkubo, S. Okajima, T. Ozaki, M. Sasao, K. N. Sato, T. Seki, F. Shimpo, H. Takahashi, S. Tanahashi, Y. Taniguchi, T. Tsuzuki

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Abstract

In a circular cross-section plasma bounded by a limiter, the H-mode transition is triggered by a rapid rampdown in plasma current during auxiliary heating, even in the case when the edge electron temperature gradually decreases prior to the transition. This result suggests that the transition is governed by the enhancement of the magnetic shear near the plasma edge, associated with the radial modification of the edge current-density profile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1895-1898
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume64
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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    Toi, K., Kawahata, K., Morita, S., Watari, T., Kumazawa, R., Ida, K., Ando, A., Oka, Y., Sakamoto, M., Hamada, Y., Adati, K., Ando, R., Aoki, T., Hidekuma, S., Hirokura, S., Kaneko, O., Karita, A., Kawamoto, T., Kawasumi, Y., ... Tsuzuki, T. (1990). Role of edge magnetic shear on the limiter H-mode transition of the JIPP T-IIU tokamak. Physical review letters, 64(16), 1895-1898. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.64.1895