QUANTITATIVE TESTS OF ELMS AS INTERMEDIATE N PEELING-BALOONING MODES
A271 QUANTITATIVE TESTS OF ELMS AS INTERMEDIATE N PEELING-BALOONING MODES. Several testable features of the working model of edge localized modes (ELMs) as intermediate toroidal mode number peeling-ballooning modes are evaluated quantitatively using DIII-D and JT-60U experimental data and the ELITE MHD stability code. These include the hypothesis that ELM sizes are related to the radial widths of the unstable MHD modes, the unstable modes have a strong ballooning character localized in the outboard bad curvature region, and ELM size generally becomes smaller at high edge collisionality. ELMs are triggered when the growth rates of the unstable MHD modes become significantly large. These testable features are consistent with many ELM observations in DIII-D and JT-60U discharges.
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- 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; DOUBLET-3 DEVICE; EDGE LOCALIZED MODES; HYPOTHESIS; STABILITY
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