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Title: Local regulation of interchange turbulence in a dipole-confined plasma torus using current-collection feedback

Abstract

Turbulence in plasma confined by a magnetic dipole is dominated by interchange fluctuations with complex dynamics and short spatial coherence. We report the first use of local current-collection feedback to modify, amplify, and suppress these fluctuations. The spatial extent of turbulence regulation is limited to a correlation length near the collector. Changing the gain and phase of collection results in power either extracted from or injected into the turbulence. The measured plasma response shows some agreement with calculations of the linear response of global interchange-like MHD and entropy modes to current-collection feedback.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22410371
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CORRELATIONS; CURRENTS; ENTROPY; FLUCTUATIONS; MAGNETIC DIPOLES; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; PLASMA; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; TURBULENCE

Citation Formats

Roberts, T. M., E-mail: tmr2122@columbia.edu, Mauel, M. E., E-mail: mauel@columbia.edu, and Worstell, M. W. Local regulation of interchange turbulence in a dipole-confined plasma torus using current-collection feedback. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4918352.
Roberts, T. M., E-mail: tmr2122@columbia.edu, Mauel, M. E., E-mail: mauel@columbia.edu, & Worstell, M. W. Local regulation of interchange turbulence in a dipole-confined plasma torus using current-collection feedback. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4918352.
Roberts, T. M., E-mail: tmr2122@columbia.edu, Mauel, M. E., E-mail: mauel@columbia.edu, and Worstell, M. W. Fri . "Local regulation of interchange turbulence in a dipole-confined plasma torus using current-collection feedback". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4918352.
@article{osti_22410371,
title = {Local regulation of interchange turbulence in a dipole-confined plasma torus using current-collection feedback},
author = {Roberts, T. M., E-mail: tmr2122@columbia.edu and Mauel, M. E., E-mail: mauel@columbia.edu and Worstell, M. W.},
abstractNote = {Turbulence in plasma confined by a magnetic dipole is dominated by interchange fluctuations with complex dynamics and short spatial coherence. We report the first use of local current-collection feedback to modify, amplify, and suppress these fluctuations. The spatial extent of turbulence regulation is limited to a correlation length near the collector. Changing the gain and phase of collection results in power either extracted from or injected into the turbulence. The measured plasma response shows some agreement with calculations of the linear response of global interchange-like MHD and entropy modes to current-collection feedback.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4918352},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 5,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}