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Title: Hybrid simulations of fishbone instabilities and Alfvén eigenmodes in DIII-D tokamak

Abstract

In DIII-D hybrid discharges, the intense Alfvén eigenmode (AE) activity driven by Neutral Beam Injection (NBI) that is typically observed can be suppressed and replaced by fishbone modes when Electron Cyclotron Current Drive (ECCD) is centrally applied. Simulations have been carried out with the kinetic/magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) hybrid code M3D-K based on DIII-D discharges #161401 and #161403 without and with ECCD, respectively. In both cases unstable modes are found – the mode frequency and mode structure indicate the instability excited in #161403 is of fishbone type, while that in #161401 is identified as the beta-induced Alfvén eigenmode (BAE)-like mode. Moreover, we find that the calculated mode frequencies of these two shots are consistent with experimental observations.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [4];  [5];  [3]
  1. Dalian Univ. of Technology (China). Key Lab. of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams. School of Physics
  2. Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (China). Inst. for Fusion Theory and Simulation. Dept. of Physics
  3. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
  4. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
  5. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
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Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States); General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States); Dalian Univ. of Technology (China); Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (China)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); National Key R&D Program of China; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (China); Dalian Youth Science and Technology Project Support Program (China)
OSTI Identifier:
1490156
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1462438
Grant/Contract Number:  
FC02-04ER54698; 2017YFE0301900; 11675083; DUT18ZD101; 2015R01
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; magnetohydrodynamics; plasma waves; plasma confinement; computer programming; magnetic confinement fusion; tokamaks; magnetic confinement device; Alfvén eigenmode; fishbone instability; DIII-D; ECCD; energetic particle

Citation Formats

Ren, Zhen-Zhen, Fu, G. Y., Van Zeeland, M. A., Wang, Feng, Wang, Zheng-Xiong, Nazikian, R., Turco, F., and Petty, C. C. Hybrid simulations of fishbone instabilities and Alfvén eigenmodes in DIII-D tokamak. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5064647.
Ren, Zhen-Zhen, Fu, G. Y., Van Zeeland, M. A., Wang, Feng, Wang, Zheng-Xiong, Nazikian, R., Turco, F., & Petty, C. C. Hybrid simulations of fishbone instabilities and Alfvén eigenmodes in DIII-D tokamak. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5064647.
Ren, Zhen-Zhen, Fu, G. Y., Van Zeeland, M. A., Wang, Feng, Wang, Zheng-Xiong, Nazikian, R., Turco, F., and Petty, C. C. Thu . "Hybrid simulations of fishbone instabilities and Alfvén eigenmodes in DIII-D tokamak". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5064647. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1490156.
@article{osti_1490156,
title = {Hybrid simulations of fishbone instabilities and Alfvén eigenmodes in DIII-D tokamak},
author = {Ren, Zhen-Zhen and Fu, G. Y. and Van Zeeland, M. A. and Wang, Feng and Wang, Zheng-Xiong and Nazikian, R. and Turco, F. and Petty, C. C.},
abstractNote = {In DIII-D hybrid discharges, the intense Alfvén eigenmode (AE) activity driven by Neutral Beam Injection (NBI) that is typically observed can be suppressed and replaced by fishbone modes when Electron Cyclotron Current Drive (ECCD) is centrally applied. Simulations have been carried out with the kinetic/magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) hybrid code M3D-K based on DIII-D discharges #161401 and #161403 without and with ECCD, respectively. In both cases unstable modes are found – the mode frequency and mode structure indicate the instability excited in #161403 is of fishbone type, while that in #161401 is identified as the beta-induced Alfvén eigenmode (BAE)-like mode. Moreover, we find that the calculated mode frequencies of these two shots are consistent with experimental observations.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5064647},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 12,
volume = 25,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}

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