Parallel velocity shear instability, Alfvén waves and the formation of the transport barrier

S Sen, Robert Alan Cairns

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Abstract

It is suggested that the ponderomotive force induced by radio frequency (rf) waves in the range of the Alfven frequency can create a transport barrier in a tokamak. The linear and nonlinear behavior of the driftlike perturbation with a parallel velocity shear is studied in the presence of rf waves. It is shown if the radial profile of the rf field energy is properly chosen the linear mode is stabilized and turbulent momentum transport reduces. The rf power required for this stabilization is found to be rather modest and hence should be easily obtained in actual experiments. (C) 2000 American Institute of Physics. [S1070-664X(00)03607-7].

Original languageEnglish
Volume7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000

Keywords

  • REVERSED MAGNETIC SHEAR
  • DRIFT WAVES
  • IMPROVED CONFINEMENT
  • RF STABILIZATION
  • BALLOONING MODES
  • TOKAMAK PLASMAS
  • EDGE
  • FLOW
  • SUPPRESSION
  • DISCHARGES

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