Observations of toroidicity-induced Alfv́n eigenmodes in a reversed field pinch plasma

G. Regnoli, H. Bergsåker, E. Tennfors, F. Zonca, E. Martines, G. Serianni, M. Spolaore, N. Vianello, M. Cecconello, V. Antoni, R. Cavazzana, J.-A. Malmberg

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High frequency peaks in the spectra of magnetic field signals have been detected at the edge of Extrap-T2R [P. R. Brunsell, H. Bergsåker, M. Cecconello, J. R. Drake, R. M. Gravestijn, A. Hedqvist, and J.-A. Malmberg, Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion, 43, 1457 (2001)]. The measured fluctuation is found to be mainly polarized along the toroidal direction, with high toroidal periodicity n and Alfv́nic scaling (f∝B mini). Calculations for a reversed field pinch plasma predict the existence of an edge resonant, high frequency, high- n number toroidicity-induced Alfv́n eigenmode with the observed frequency scaling. In addition, gas puffing experiments show that edge density fluctuations are responsible for the rapid changes of mode frequency. Finally a coupling with the electron drift turbulence is proposed as drive mechanism for the eigenmode. © 2005 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 10
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Regnoli, G., Bergsåker, H., Tennfors, E., Zonca, F., Martines, E., Serianni, G., ... Malmberg, J-A. (2005). Observations of toroidicity-induced Alfv́n eigenmodes in a reversed field pinch plasma. Physics of Plasmas, 12(4), 1 - 10. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1861896