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Impact of pressure anisotropy on magnetic configuration and stability

Layden, B.; Qu, Z.S.; Fitzgerald, M.; Hole, M.J.


A number of tools have recently been developed to study equilibrium and stability in tokamaks with pressure anisotropy. Here we apply these tools to a Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak (MAST) discharge to calculate equilibrium, Alfvén continua and eigenmodes, through to linear growth and nonlinear saturation of a toroidal Alfvén eigenmode (TAE); this is the first study of wave growth and saturation for anisotropic equilibria. Comparisons with the standard tools which assume an isotropic pressure...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Nuclear Fusion
DOI: 10.1088/0029-5515/56/11/112017
Access Rights: Open Access


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