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ITB-events and their triggers in T-10 and JT-60U

Neudatchin, S. V.*; Takizuka, Tomonori; Sakamoto, Yoshiteru; Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Isayama, Akihiko; Kislov, A. Ya.*; Krylov, S. V.*; Pavlov, Yu. D.*; Shirai, Hiroshi; Borshegovskii, A. A.*

Non-local transport bifurcations inside and around ITB were found in various JT-60U reverse shear (RS) and normal shear (NrS) plasmas and called ITB-events. The abrupt reduction of transport in the central part of the plasma column often interrupts a slow diffusive inward cold pulse propagation (CPP) in T-10. CPP is created by a cut-off of the off-axis ECRH. This phenomenon may referred to ITB-events as well. In many cases these events occur, when the central safety factor q decreases below unity. In JT-60U low-power heated RS plasmas, ITB-events are observed at the crossing of minimum of q equal to 3.5, 3, 2.5 values. Internal MHD n=1 activity has been reported earlier as ITB-events trigger in JT-60U. The present paper shows that an ITB-event is triggered by a series of small internal disruptions probably associated with q=2.5 surface in RS plasmas. In a high-poloidal-beta NrS shot, an ITB-event occurs in correlation with the start of ELMs series. The total heat flux reduces abruptly in the zone 0.3$$<$$r/a$$<$$0.7. This new finding of this ITB event suggests the possibility to control the ITB formation by inducing the ELM-like MHD activity.



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