Validation of the linear ideal magnetohydrodynamic model of three-dimensional tokamak equilibria
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2010

The first quantitative comparison of linear ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) theory with external magnetic measurements of the nonaxisymmetric plasma perturbation driven by external long-wavelength magnetic fields in high-temperature tokamak plasmas is presented. The comparison yields good (within 20%) agreement for plasma pressures up to ∼ 75% of the ideal stability limit calculated without a conducting wall. For higher plasma pressures, the ideal MHD model tends to overestimate the perturbed field indicating the increasing importance of stabilizing nonideal effects.

Författare

M. J. Lanctot

H. Reimerdes

A. M. Garofalo

Yueqiang Liu

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Transportteori

G. L. Jackson

R. J. La Haye

M. Okabayashi

T. H. Osborne

M. J. Schaffer

Physics of Plasmas

1070-664X (ISSN) 1089-7674 (eISSN)

Vol. 17 030701-

Styrkeområden

Energi

Fundament

Grundläggande vetenskaper

Ämneskategorier

Fusion, plasma och rymdfysik

DOI

10.1063/1.3335237