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Damping of Alfvén eigenmodes in complicated tokamak and stellarator geometries

Bowden, George

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A variety of Alfvén wave phenomena are found in toroidal magnetically confined fusion plasmas. Shear Alfvén eigenmodes may exist, which can be driven unstable by interaction with energetic particles. The linear stability of such modes depends on damping through several mechanisms. Continuum resonances cause damping of the modes, which occurs even in non-dissipative ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) theory given appropriate treatment of resulting poles....[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/118247

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