A fast code using nonmagnetic measurements for RFX current and magnetic field profile reconstruction

D. Desideri, L. Zabeo, M. Bagatin, G. Chitarin, R. Piovan

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Fast identification techniques of the plasma internal magnetic structure are needed for the real are reported:time control of the plasma current distribution in magnetic confinement devices. In this paper, a fast identification code using plasma internal nonmagnetic measurements is proposed and applied to the reversed field pinch experiment. The identification tool is based on a force-free ideal magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium model, using a parametric radial profile for the magnetic field and current density. A set of constraints on the internal magnetic distribution are derived from the Faraday rotation data given by a five-chord polarimeter, assuming the plasma density as given by an interferometric diagnostic. The code execution time is about a few seconds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1229 - 1232
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number2 I
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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