Ion temperature increase during MHD events on the TST-2 spherical tokamak

A. Ejiri, S. Shiraiwa, Y. Takase, Takuma Yamada, Yoshihiko Nagashima, H. Kasahara, D. Iijima, Y. Kobori, T. Nishi, T. Taniguchi, M. Aramasu, S. Ohara, M. Ushigome, K. Yamagishi

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Abstract

Various types of MHD events including internal reconnection events are studied on the TST-2 spherical tokamak. In weak MHD events no positive current spike was observed, but in strong MHD events with positive current spikes, a rapid and significant impurity ion temperature increase was observed. The decrease in the poloidal magnetic energy is the most probable energy source for ion heating. The plasma current shows a stepwise change. The magnitude of this step correlates with the temperature increase and is found to be a good indicator of the strength of each event.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-552
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Fusion
Volume43
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2003

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Ion temperature increase during MHD events on the TST-2 spherical tokamak. / Ejiri, A.; Shiraiwa, S.; Takase, Y.; Yamada, Takuma; Nagashima, Yoshihiko; Kasahara, H.; Iijima, D.; Kobori, Y.; Nishi, T.; Taniguchi, T.; Aramasu, M.; Ohara, S.; Ushigome, M.; Yamagishi, K.

In: Nuclear Fusion, Vol. 43, No. 7, 01.07.2003, p. 547-552.

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Ejiri, A, Shiraiwa, S, Takase, Y, Yamada, T, Nagashima, Y, Kasahara, H, Iijima, D, Kobori, Y, Nishi, T, Taniguchi, T, Aramasu, M, Ohara, S, Ushigome, M & Yamagishi, K 2003, 'Ion temperature increase during MHD events on the TST-2 spherical tokamak', Nuclear Fusion, vol. 43, no. 7, pp. 547-552. https://doi.org/10.1088/0029-5515/43/7/306
Ejiri, A. ; Shiraiwa, S. ; Takase, Y. ; Yamada, Takuma ; Nagashima, Yoshihiko ; Kasahara, H. ; Iijima, D. ; Kobori, Y. ; Nishi, T. ; Taniguchi, T. ; Aramasu, M. ; Ohara, S. ; Ushigome, M. ; Yamagishi, K. / Ion temperature increase during MHD events on the TST-2 spherical tokamak. In: Nuclear Fusion. 2003 ; Vol. 43, No. 7. pp. 547-552.
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