Quasistationary magnetic fluctuation control in the reversed field pinch: A proof of principle experiment

T. Bolzonella, P. Martin, S. Martini, L. Marrelli, R. Pasqualotto, D. Terranova

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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.
Original languageEnglish
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JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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