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Title: Review of tearing mode stabilization by RF power in tokamaks

Abstract

Control of tearing modes by means of heating and current drive inside the magnetic islands is one of the most important applications of RF power in tokamak reactors. The theoretical basis of this concept is reviewed, focusing on aspects related to RF-plasma interaction. Applications to the stabilization of neoclassical tearing modes in ITER by Electron Cyclotron Current Drive are presented to illustrate the basic physical dependences. The most significant experimental results and prospects for future applications are also discussed.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Association EURATOM-CEA sur la Fusion, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, CEA/Cadarache, 13108 St. Paul-lez-Durance (France)
  2. (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21210483
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 485; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 13. topical conference on radio frequency power in plasmas, Annapolis, MD (United States), 12-14 Apr 1999; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.59691; (c) 1999 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CURRENT-DRIVE HEATING; ECR CURRENT DRIVE; ITER TOKAMAK; MAGNETIC ISLANDS; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; NEOCLASSICAL TRANSPORT THEORY; PLASMA; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; REVIEWS; STABILIZATION; TEARING INSTABILITY

Citation Formats

Giruzzi, G., Zabiego, M., Zohm, H., and Institut fuer Plasmaforschung Stuttgart University 70569 Stuttgart. Review of tearing mode stabilization by RF power in tokamaks. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1063/1.59691.
Giruzzi, G., Zabiego, M., Zohm, H., & Institut fuer Plasmaforschung Stuttgart University 70569 Stuttgart. Review of tearing mode stabilization by RF power in tokamaks. United States. doi:10.1063/1.59691.
Giruzzi, G., Zabiego, M., Zohm, H., and Institut fuer Plasmaforschung Stuttgart University 70569 Stuttgart. Mon . "Review of tearing mode stabilization by RF power in tokamaks". United States. doi:10.1063/1.59691.
@article{osti_21210483,
title = {Review of tearing mode stabilization by RF power in tokamaks},
author = {Giruzzi, G. and Zabiego, M. and Zohm, H. and Institut fuer Plasmaforschung Stuttgart University 70569 Stuttgart},
abstractNote = {Control of tearing modes by means of heating and current drive inside the magnetic islands is one of the most important applications of RF power in tokamak reactors. The theoretical basis of this concept is reviewed, focusing on aspects related to RF-plasma interaction. Applications to the stabilization of neoclassical tearing modes in ITER by Electron Cyclotron Current Drive are presented to illustrate the basic physical dependences. The most significant experimental results and prospects for future applications are also discussed.},
doi = {10.1063/1.59691},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 485,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}