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Title: Observation of pedestal turbulence in edge localized mode-free H-mode on experimental advanced superconducting tokamak

Two different pedestal turbulence structures have been observed in edge localized mode-free phase of H-mode heated by lower hybrid wave and RF wave in ion cyclotron range of frequencies (ICRF) on experimental advanced superconducting tokamak. When the fraction of ICRF power P{sub ICRF}/P{sub total} exceeds 0.7, coherent mode is observed. The mode is identified as an electromagnetic mode, rotating in electron diamagnetic direction with a frequency around 50 kHz and toroidal mode number n = −3. Whereas when P{sub ICRF}/P{sub total} is less than 0.7, harmonic mode with frequency f = 40–300 kHz appears instead. The characteristics of these two modes are demonstrated preliminarily. The threshold value of heating power and also the plasma parameters are distinct.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, Anhui 230031 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22299675
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2014 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; EDGE LOCALIZED MODES; H-MODE PLASMA CONFINEMENT; HT-7U TOKAMAK; ICR HEATING; ION CYCLOTRON-RESONANCE; LOWER HYBRID CURRENT DRIVE; LOWER HYBRID HEATING; PLASMA