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Effects of the q profile on toroidal rotation in Alcator C-Mod LHCD plasmas

Title
Effects of the q profile on toroidal rotation in Alcator C-Mod LHCD plasmas
Author
이정표
Keywords
rotation; q profile; lower hybrid current drive; tokamak
Issue Date
2016-02
Publisher
IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Citation
NUCLEAR FUSION, v.56, no.3
Abstract
Changes in the core toroidal rotation profiles following injection of lower hybrid (LH) waves have been documented in Alcator C-Mod plasmas. Shot by shot scans of LH input power have been performed at fixed magnetic field and electron density for several plasma currents. For sawtoothing target plasmas, if the input power is low enough that the central safety factor q(0) remains below 1, the change in the core rotation is in the counter-current direction, consistent in sign, magnitude and LH power scaling with direct momentum input from the LH waves. If the power level is high enough that there are significant changes to the q profile, including the termination of sawtooth oscillations, the change in the toroidal rotation is in the co-current direction, consistent with changes in the momentum flux through its dependence on the current density profile. The direction of the rotation changes depends on whether q(0) is below or above unity, and seemingly not on the magnetic shear, nor the Ohmic confinement regime of the target plasma.
URI
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0029-5515/56/3/036015/metahttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/43031
ISSN
0029-5515; 1741-4326
DOI
10.1088/0029-5515/56/3/036015
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