We present the results of the first successful experiments aimed to control in a quasistationary way the magnetic fluctuation dynamics in a reversed field pinch (RFP) device. This is done by the application of an oscillating poloidal electric field to the plasma edge. Although the additional power input is negligible, a stationary positive effect on the electron temperature is obtained. Temperature increases up to 50% over the standard values. This experiment demonstrates that in principle a stationary current profile and magnetic fluctuation control technique is feasible in the RFP. © 2001 American Physical Society.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
Bolzonella, T., Martin, P., Martini, S., Marrelli, L., Pasqualotto, R., & Terranova, D. (2001). Quasistationary magnetic fluctuation control in the reversed field pinch: A proof of principle experiment. Physical Review Letters, 87(19), -. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.195001