Role of locked mode in the effectiveness of pulsed poloidal current drive regime in the reversed-field pinch
2005 (English)In: Physics of Plasmas, ISSN 1070-664X, Vol. 12, no 10, 100703- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The close relationship between the locked mode (LM) and pulsed poloidal current drive (PPCD) regime in a reversed-field pinch device is described. If the modes lock close to the shell gap then the LM is enhanced and there is a high probability that the PPCD will not improve plasma performance. The physical reason will be discussed. If the position of the locked mode is far from the shell gap then the PPCD is effective with a high probability. LM energy is reduced and the more the LM energy decreases, the better the plasma performance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 12, no 10, 100703- p.
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-71783DOI: 10.1063/1.2107027ISI: 000232855800003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-71783DiVA: diva2:486999
QC 201202212012-01-312012-01-312012-02-21Bibliographically approved