Alpha particle-driven toroidal Alfvén eigenmodes in Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor deuterium–tritium plasmas: Theory and experiments

G. Y. Fu, R. Nazikian, R. Budny, Z. Chang
1998 Physics of Plasmas  
The toroidal Alfv en eigenmodes TAE in the Tokamak Test Fusion Reactor K. Young et al., Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 26, 11 1984 Deuterium-Tritium plasmas are analyzed using the NOVA-K code C. Z. Cheng, Phys. Reports 211, 1 1992 . The theoretical results are compared with the expermental measurements in detail. In most cases, the theory agrees with the observations in term of mode frequency, mode structure and mode stability. H o wever, one mode with toroidal mode number n = 2 is observed to
more » ... = 2 is observed to be poloidally localized on the high eld side of the magnetic axis with a mode frequency substantially below the TAE frequency. 52.35.Bj, 52.65.+z, 52.55.Pi Typeset using REVT E X 1
doi:10.1063/1.873165 fatcat:e2s5myzggvhcjmy6gdncsb523y