Plasma performance and scaling laws in the RFX-mod reversed-field pinch experiment

P. Innocente, A. Alfier, A. Canton, R. Pasqualotto

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Abstract

The large range of plasma currents (Ip = 0.2-1.6 MA) and feedback-controlled magnetic boundary conditions of the RFX-mod experiment make it well suited to performing scaling studies. The assessment of such scaling, in particular those on temperature and energy confinement, is crucial both for improving the operating reversed-field pinch (RFP) devices and for validating the RFP configuration as a candidate for the future fusion reactors. For such a purpose scaling laws for magnetic fluctuations, temperature and energy confinement have been evaluated in stationary operation. RFX-mod scaling laws have been compared with those obtained from other RFP devices and numerical simulations. The role of the magnetic boundary has been analysed, comparing discharges performed with different active control schemes of the edge radial magnetic field. © 2009 IAEA, Vienna.
Original languageEnglish
Article number115022
Pages (from-to)-
JournalNuclear Fusion
Volume49
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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