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Role of low order rational $$q$$-values in the ITB events in JT-60U reverse shear plasmas

Neudatchin, S. V.*; Takizuka, Tomonori; Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Isayama, Akihiko; Shirai, Hiroshi; Fujita, Takaaki; Kamada, Yutaka; Koide, Yoshihiko; Suzuki, Takahiro

Nuclear Fusion, 44(9), p.945 - 953, 2004/09

The formation of internal transport barriers (ITBs) near q=3 surfaces in normal shear (NrS) discharges of JT-60U is known. In reverse shear (RS) JT-60U plasmas, the role of q minimum (qmin) equal to 3.5,3,2.5,2 was not obvious for ITB formation. ITB-events (non-local confinement bifurcations inside and around ITB) are found in various NrS and RS plasmas. Under sufficient heating power, ITB-events are seen at rational and not rational values of qmin. The space-time evolution of Te and Ti is similar, suggesting the same mechanism of Te and Ti transport. The temporal formation of strong ITB under passing of qmin=3 (after periodical improvements and degradations via ITB-events) in RS mode is presented. Under smaller power, ITB-events are observed only at rational values of qmin. In a weak RS shot, abrupt rise of Te is seen at qmin=3.5, while more cases of Ti rise are observed. The difference of Te and Ti evolutions seen regularly under the low power, suggests decoupling of Te and Ti transport.

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Role of low order rational ${it q}$-values in the ITB events in JT-60U reverse shear plasmas

Neudatchin, S. V.*; Takizuka, Tomonori; Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Isayama, Akihiko; Shirai, Hiroshi; Fujita, Takaaki; Kamada, Yutaka; Koide, Yoshihiko; Suzuki, Takahiro

Nuclear Fusion, 44(9), p.945 - 953, 2004/09

 Times Cited Count:14 Percentile:45.23(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

The formation of internal transport barriers (ITBs) near ${it q}$ =2,3 surfaces in normal shear (NrS) discharges of JT-60U and JET is known. In reverse shear (RS) JT-60U plasmas, the role of ${it q}$ minimum (${it q}$$$_{min}$$) equal to 3.5,3,2.5,2 is not obvious for ITB formation. In this paper, the effect of low rational ${it q}$ values on ITB-events in JT-60U NrS and RS plasmas is investigated. Under sufficient neutral beam power (${it P}$$$_{nbi}$$$$>$$8MW for 1.2-1.5MA/3.8T pulses), ITB-events are seen at rational and non-rational values of ${it q}$$$_{min}$$. The space-time evolutions of ${it T}$$$_{e}$$ and ${it T}$$$_{i}$$ are similar, suggesting the same mechanism for ${it T}$$$_{e}$$ and ${it T}$$$_{i}$$ transports. The temporal formation of stronger ITB under passing ${it q}$$$_{min}$$=3 (after periodical improvements and degradations via ITB-events) in RS H-mode with ${it P}$$$_{nbi}$$=8MW is presented. Under smaller power, ITB-events are observed only at rational ${it q}$$$_{min}$$ values. In a weak RS shot with ${it P}$$$_{nbi}$$=4MW, the abrupt rise of ${it T}$$$_{e}$$ is seen at ${it q}$$$_{min}$$=3.5, while more cases of ${it T}$$$_{i}$$ rise are observed. The difference between the ${it T}$$$_{e}$$ and ${it T}$$$_{i}$$ evolutions for the low power suggests the decoupling of ${it T}$$$_{e}$$ and ${it T}$$$_{i}$$ transports.

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Instantaneous correlation between ELM-like MHD activity and abrupt non-local reduction of transport at internal transport barrier formation in JT-60U high-$$beta$$$$_{p}$$ plasmas

Neudatchin, S.*; Takizuka, Tomonori; Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Isayama, Akihiko; Shirai, Hiroshi; Fujita, Takaaki; Kamada, Yutaka; Koide, Yoshihiko; Ito, Kimitaka*; Miura, Yukitoshi

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 79(12), p.1218 - 1220, 2003/12

New type of edge-core instantaneous interplay in JT-60U high-$$beta$$$$_{p}$$ plasmas is found. Abrupt in time and wide in space reduction of electron heat flux in the core (called ITB-event) is correlated in ms timescale with the start of an ELM. This result gives a hint of the control to form the ITB immedeately and non-locally by inducing the ELM-like MHD activity.

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