Study of Magnetic Island Using a 3D MHD Equilibrium Calculation Code
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Coupling the magnetic diagnostics and a 3D MHD equilibrium calculation code, the magnetic island is studied in the Large Helical Device (LHD) experiment. In an experiment, the collapse in the plasma core was observed in a configuration, which has large magnetic island produced by external perturbation coils. At the collapse, the temperatur profile was flattened. This suggests the magnetic island evolved. The magnetic island was observed by the magnetic diagnostics. The magnetic diagnostics also suggests evolving the magnetic island. A 3D MHD equilibrium is caluclated by the 3D MHD equilibrium code then signals of the magnetic diagnostics are simulated. Since the comparison of observed and calculated signals is comparable, the magnetic island in calculated equilibrium is similar to one of the experiment.
- Plasma and Fusion Research
Plasma and Fusion Research (6), 2402134-2402134, 2011
The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research