Transport and MHD studies at high T

S. Cirant, A. Airoldi, L. Bertalot, G. Bracco, A. Bruschi, P. Buratti, G. Cenacchi, R. Coelho, F. Crisanti, B. Esposito, L. Gabellieri, F. Gandini, G. Granucci, E. Lazzaro, H. Krögler, S. Nowak, D. Pacella, L. Panaccione, G. Ramponi, A. SimonettoC. Sozzi, O. Tudisco, M. Zerbini, F. Alladio, B. Angelini, M.L. Apicella, G. Apruzzese, E. Barbato, A. Bertocchi, M. Borra, G. Buceti, A. Cardinali, C. Centioli, R. Cesarioi, P. Chuilon, S. Ciattaglia, V. Cocilovo, R. De Angelis, D. Frigione, G. Gatti, E. Giovannozzi, M. Grolli, F. Iannone, M. Leigheb, G. Maddaluno, M. Marinucci, G. Mazzitelli, P. Micozzi, P. Orsitto, M. Panella, V. Pericoli, L. Pieroni, S. Podda, G.B. Righetti, F. Romanelli, S.E. Segre, S. Sternini, N. Tartoni, A.A. Tuccillo, V. Vitale, G. Vlad, V. Zanza, F. Zonca

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Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) activity and energy transport at rational-q surfaces is analysed on the basis of experimental results on current density profile control obtained with localized electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) on FTU tokamak. The MHD response, in particular 2/1 and 1/1 modes, to ECRH is in agreement with expectations from a theoretical model including resistive wall braking and toroidal mode coupling. It is also shown that the magnetic shear at rq=1could control m = 1 mode saturation and magnetic reconnection. Heating results with ECRH at steady state indicate that transport enhancement is the dominant effect on confinement at the q = 2 surface, and suggest that conduction and convection inside the asymmetric m = 1 island should both be taken into account for a proper description of the thermal response to localized ECRH. © 1999 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
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JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue numberSUPPL. 12B
Publication statusPublished - 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Cirant, S., Airoldi, A., Bertalot, L., Bracco, G., Bruschi, A., Buratti, P., ... Zonca, F. (1999). Transport and MHD studies at high T. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 41(SUPPL. 12B), -.