High-frequency fishbones at JET: Theoretical interpretation of experimental observations

F. Zonca, L. Chen, A. Botrugno, P. Buratti, A. Cardinali, R. Cesario, V. Pericoli Ridolfini

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The existence of fishbone fluctuations at frequencies comparable to those of geodesic acoustic modes (GAM) and beta induced Alfvén eigenmodes (BAE) has been demonstrated theoretically in a recent work (Zonca et al 2007 Nucl. Fusion 47 1588). Here, we show that observation of fishbones at unexpectedly high frequencies in JET (Nabais et al 2005 Phys. Plasmas 12 102509) is well interpreted as experimental evidence of high (GAM/BAE range) frequency fishbones and discuss the insights concerning both supra-thermal particles as well as thermal plasma properties that can be obtained from experimental observations. © 2009 IAEA, Vienna.
Original languageEnglish
Article number085009
Pages (from-to)-
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Zonca, F., Chen, L., Botrugno, A., Buratti, P., Cardinali, A., Cesario, R., & Ridolfini, V. P. (2009). High-frequency fishbones at JET: Theoretical interpretation of experimental observations. Nuclear Fusion, 49(8), -. [085009]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0029-5515/49/8/085009