Enhanced confinement regimes with strong electron heating in the presence of flat or inverted safety factor profiles

F. Alladio, B. Angelini, M.L. Apicella, G. Apruzzese, E. Barbato, M.R. Belforte, L. Bertalot, A. Bertocchi, M. Borra, G. Bracco, A. Bruschi, G. Buceti, P. Buratti, A. Cardinali, C. Castaldo, C. Centioli, R. Cesario, P. Chuilon, C. Cianfarani, S. CiattagliaS. Cirant, V. Cocilovo, F. Crisanti, R. De Angelis, F. De Marco, B. Esposito, D. Frigione, L. Gabellieri, G. Gatti, E. Giovannozzi, C. Gourlan, F. Gravanti, G. Granucci, B.C. Gregory, M. Grolli, F. Iannone, H. Kroegler, M. Leigheb, G. Maddaluno, G. Maffia, M. Marinucci, G. Mazzitelli, P. Micozzi, F. Mirizzi, F.P. Orsitto, D. Pacella, L. Panaccione, M. Panella, V. Pericoli-Ridolfini, L. Pieroni, S. Podda, G.B. Righetti, F. Romanelli, F. Santini, M. Sassi, S.E. Segre, E. Sternini, A. Simonetto, C. Sozzi, N. Tartoni, B. Tilia, A.A. Tuccillo, O. Tudisco, V. Vitale, G. Vlad, V. Zanza, M. Zerbini, F. Zonca

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The role of magnetic shear in affecting electron transport is discussed on the basis of the Frascati tokamak upgrade (FTU) data with central electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) on the current ramp phase and with pellet injection. The results point out that strongly negative magnetic shear is not a necessary condition in order to have good electron transport and that magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) activity plays a crucial role in affecting the electron transport in the region with low/negative magnetic shear. The theoretical arguments for the dependence of transport on magnetic shear are reviewed and compared with the experimental evidence. © 1999 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
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JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number3A
Publication statusPublished - 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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