We analyzed the higher harmonics of temperature perturbation in the modulated electron cyclotron heating experiment on TJ-II plasma. The higher harmonics (e.g., 5th harmonic) exhibited significantly weaker decay in amplitude as they propagated in radius as compared with the prediction by diffusive model. The change in the time derivative of temperature at the onset (and turning-off) of the heating power propagates in radius with very little temporal smoothening.
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