Experimental observation of microtearing modes in a toroidal fusion plasma

M. Zuin, S. Spagnolo, I. Predebon, F. Sattin, F. Auriemma, R. Cavazzana, A. Fassina, E. Martines, R. Paccagnella, M. Spolaore, N. Vianello

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Experimental evidences of short wavelength electromagnetic modes are found in the reversed-field-pinch configuration device RFX-mod by means of in-vessel magnetic probes. The modes are revealed during the helical states of the plasma. Their amplitude is well correlated to the electron temperature gradient strength in the core. On the basis of linear gyrokinetic calculations we interpret these instabilities as microtearing modes. © 2013 American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number055002
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Zuin, M., Spagnolo, S., Predebon, I., Sattin, F., Auriemma, F., Cavazzana, R., Fassina, A., Martines, E., Paccagnella, R., Spolaore, M., & Vianello, N. (2013). Experimental observation of microtearing modes in a toroidal fusion plasma. Physical Review Letters, 110(5), -. [055002]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.055002