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Measurements of the edge current evolution and comparison with neoclassical calculations during MAST H-modes using motional Stark effect

De Bock, M F M; Citrin, J.; Saarelma, S.; Temple, D.; Conway, N.J.; Kirk, A.; Meyer, H; Michael, Clive; MAST Team, The


Edge localized modes (ELMs), that are present in most tokamak H- (high confinement) modes, can cause significant damage to plasma facing components in fusion reactors. Controlling ELMs is considered necessary and hence it is vital to understand the underlying physics. The stability of ELMs is typically expressed in terms of the pressure gradient ∇p in the edge and the edge current density j φ. Both ∇p and j φ are usually derived from profiles fitted to the measured edge density and temperature...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
DOI: 10.1088/0741-3335/54/2/025001


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