Impact of pressure anisotropy on magnetic configuration and stability
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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