Two dimensional density fluctuation measurements during the non-inductive current ramp-up phase in the compact plasma wall interaction experimental device CPD

H. Zushi, T. Ryoukai, K. Kikukawa, T. Morisaki, R. Bhattacharyay, T. Yoshinaga, K. Hanada, T. Sakimura, H. Idei, K. Dono, N. Nishino, H. Honma, S. Tashima, T. Mutoh, S. Kubo, K. Nagasaki, M. Sakamoto, Y. Nakashima, Y. Higashizono, K. N. SatoK. Nakamura, M. Hasegawa, S. Kawasaki, H. Nakashima, A. Higashijima

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Abstract

Two-dimensional structure of density fluctuations is examined during the current jump phase, indicating a change from the open magnetic fields to the closed ones. During the smooth current ramp-up phase the two-dimensional contour of the LiI intensity shows vertically alignment, consistent with the magnetic surfaces. At the inflection point in Ip ramp-up the LiI intensity contour becomes flat in the observation regime and then suddenly a steep gradient and higher intensity regime are formed in the vertical direction. This higher intensity corresponds to a burst of LiI waveform. According to these changes in the contour, it is found that, within 1 ms around the burst of LiI, a low frequency coherent wave with a long wavelength rapidly grows. The relations with other signals (magnetic flux and microwave stray power) are discussed with respect to the topological change in the magnetic configuration and mode conversion of the incident electromagnetic waves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-401
Number of pages5
JournalPlasma Science and Technology
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Zushi, H., Ryoukai, T., Kikukawa, K., Morisaki, T., Bhattacharyay, R., Yoshinaga, T., Hanada, K., Sakimura, T., Idei, H., Dono, K., Nishino, N., Honma, H., Tashima, S., Mutoh, T., Kubo, S., Nagasaki, K., Sakamoto, M., Nakashima, Y., Higashizono, Y., ... Higashijima, A. (2009). Two dimensional density fluctuation measurements during the non-inductive current ramp-up phase in the compact plasma wall interaction experimental device CPD. Plasma Science and Technology, 11(4), 397-401. https://doi.org/10.1088/1009-0630/11/4/06