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Title: Drift effects on electromagnetic geodesic acoustic modes

Abstract

A two fluid model with parallel viscosity is employed to derive the dispersion relation for electromagnetic geodesic acoustic modes (GAMs) in the presence of drift (diamagnetic) effects. Concerning the influence of the electron dynamics on the high frequency GAM, it is shown that the frequency of the electromagnetic GAM is independent of the equilibrium parallel current but, in contrast with purely electrostatic GAMs, significantly depends on the electron temperature gradient. The electromagnetic GAM may explain the discrepancy between the f ∼ 40 kHz oscillation observed in tokamak TCABR [Yu. K. Kuznetsov et al., Nucl. Fusion 52, 063044 (2012)] and the former prediction for the electrostatic GAM frequency. The radial wave length associated with this oscillation, estimated presently from this analytical model, is λ{sub r} ∼ 25 cm, i.e., an order of magnitude higher than the usual value for zonal flows (ZFs)

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, São Paulo 05508-900 (Brazil)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22408097
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CURRENTS; DISPERSION RELATIONS; ELECTROMAGNETISM; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; ELECTRONS; FLOW MODELS; GEODESICS; OSCILLATIONS; TCABR TOKAMAK; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; VISCOSITY

Citation Formats

Sgalla, R. J. F., E-mail: reneesgalla@gmail.com. Drift effects on electromagnetic geodesic acoustic modes. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4907196.
Sgalla, R. J. F., E-mail: reneesgalla@gmail.com. Drift effects on electromagnetic geodesic acoustic modes. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4907196.
Sgalla, R. J. F., E-mail: reneesgalla@gmail.com. 2015. "Drift effects on electromagnetic geodesic acoustic modes". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4907196.
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