Electric pulsation and profile quantization in CHS heliotron/torsatron

A. Fujisawa, H. Iguchi, H. Idei, S. Kubo, K. Matsuoka, S. Okamura, K. Tanaka, T. Minami, S. Ohdachi, S. Morita, H. Zushi, S. Lee, M. Osakabe, R. Akiyama, Y. Yoshimura, K. Toi, H. Sanuki, K. Itoh, A. Shimizu, S. TakagiA. Ejiri, C. Takahashi, M. Kojima, S. Hidekuma, K. Ida, S. Nishimura, M. Isobe, N. Inoue, R. Sakamoto, S. I. Itoh, Y. Hamada, M. Fujiwara

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Radial electric field is a key physical quantity in determining the structure of toroidal helical plasmas, owing to the nonlinear dependence of transport on the radial electric field. It has been observed that the potential profiles show various interesting patterns in space and time in the compact helical system (CHS) plasmas. In particular, the phenomenon of electric pulsation, clearly demonstrates the nature of bifurcation of radial electric field in toroidal helical plasmas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A561-A568
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number3A
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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