Simultaneous current ramping and application of lower hybrid heating and current drive (LHCD) have produced a region with zero current density within measurement errors in the core (r/a ≤ 0.2) of JET tokamak optimized shear discharges. The reduction of core current density is consistent with a simple physical explanation and numerical simulations of radial current diffusion including the effects of LHCD. However, the core current density is clamped at zero, indicating the existence of a physical mechanism which prevents it from becoming negative. © 2001 The American Physical Society.
|Titolo:||Observation of zero current density in the core of JET discharges with lower hybrid heating and current drive|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|