Nonlinear saturation of shear Alfvén modes and self-consistent energetic ion transport in burning plasmas with advanced Tokamak equilibria

S. Briguglio, G. Vlad, F. Zonca, G. Fogaccia

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Self-consistent nonlinear dynamics of Energetic Particle Modes, which are relevant for burning plasma conditions, are analyzed with respect to both saturation mechanisms and energetic particle transport. It is found that a "sensitive" parameter for Tokamak equilibria with hollow-q profiles is q at the minimum-q surface, higher q corresponding to larger particle transport. This fact has clear implications on the choice of current profiles in a burning plasma. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308 - 312
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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