Studies of the non-axisymmetric plasma boundary displacement in JET in presence of externally applied magnetic field
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2015

Non-axisymmetric plasma boundary displacement is caused by the application of the external magnetic field with low toroidal mode number. Such displacement affects edge stability, power load on the first wall and could affect efficiency of the ICRH coupling in ITER. Studies of the displacement are presented for JET tokamak focusing on the interaction between error field correction coils (EFCCs) and shape control system. First results are shown on the direct measurement of the plasma boundary displacement at different toroidal locations. Both qualitative and quantitative studies of the plasma boundary displacement caused by interaction between EFCCs and shape control system are performed for different toroidal phases of the external field. Axisymmetric plasma boundary displacement caused by the EFCC/shape control system interaction is seen for certain phase values of the external field. The value of axisymmetric plasma boundary displacement caused by interaction can be comparable to the non-axisymmetric plasma boundary displacement value produced by EFCCs.

externally applied magnetic field

non-axisymmetric plasma boundary displacement

interaction with plasma control system


Dimitriy Yadykin

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Plasmafysik och fusionsenergi

L. Frassinetti

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)

E. Delabie

Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie

I.T. Chapman

Culham Science Centre

S. Gerasimov

Culham Science Centre

M. Kempenaars

Culham Science Centre

F.G. Rimini

Culham Science Centre

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

0741-3335 (ISSN) 1361-6587 (eISSN)

Vol. 57 10 104003




Grundläggande vetenskaper


Fusion, plasma och rymdfysik



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