Resonant magnetic perturbation experiments on MAST using external and internal coils
Journal article, 2010

Experiments have been performed on MAST using both external (n = 1, 2) and internal (n = 3) resonant magnetic perturbation (RMP) coils. ELM suppression has not been achieved even though vacuum modelling shows that either set of coils can produce a region (ΔΨpol > 0.17), for which the Chirikov parameter is greater than 1, wider than that correlated with ELM suppression in DIII-D. Although complete ELM suppression has not been achieved, application of RMPs has triggered ELMs in ELM free H-mode periods (n = 3) and increased the ELM frequency in regularly ELM-ing discharges (n = 2, 3). In addition, the application of RMPs in an n = 3 configuration has produced large changes to the edge turbulence in L-mode discharges.


A. Kirk

E. Nardon

R. Akers

M. Bécouleta

G. De Temmerman

B. Dudsonb

B. Hnatc

Yueqiang Liu

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Transport Theory

R. Martin

P. Tamain

D. Taylor

Nuclear Fusion

0029-5515 (ISSN)

Vol. 50 3 034008-

Areas of Advance



Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics



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