Observation of toroidal flow antiparallel to the 〈Er × Bθ〉 drift direction in the hot electron mode plasmas in the compact helical system

K. Ida, T. Minami, Y. Yoshimura, A. Fujisawa, C. Suzuki, S. Okamura, S. Nishimura, M. Isobe, H. Iguchi, K. Itoh, S. Kado, Y. Liang, I. Nomura, M. Osakabe, C. Takahashi, K. Tanaka, K. Matsuoka

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Abstract

The toroidal flow was observed in a hot electron mode plasma. The flow was antiparallel to the Er X B drift direction. This was in contrast to the spontaneous toroidal flow in the direction parallel to the direction of drift in tokamak plasmas. The toroidal flow was large enough to overcome the toroidal flow driven by a tangentially injected neutral beam at the transport barrier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3040-3043
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume86
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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