A fast successive soft-X ray (SXR) imaging system where SXR camera and high-speed camera for the study of time evolution of magnetic islands has been constructed. A preliminary experimental result in which we observed tangential SXR images from quasi-periodic quasi-single helicity (QSH) state in low-aspect-ratio (low-A) reversed field pinch (RFP) is presented. We successfully obtained time evolution of SXR images from tangential port. By comparison obtained images with simulated images, we may conclude that the evolution of experimental SXR image suggests the rotating QSH RFP configuration. The filamentous configuration tends to be observed in QSH state rather than in multi-helicity (MH) state.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics