Status of the RFX experiment

ANTONI, V. and APOLLONI, L. and BELLINA, F. and BAGATIN, M. and BARTIROMO, R. and O'Leary, Paul (1996) Status of the RFX experiment. In: IAEA 16th International Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, 6-11th October 1996, Montreal.

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The first results obtained in the RFX reversed field pinch experiment after the 1995 machine modifications are reported. The confinement, for fully stationary discharges at 0.6 MA, has now reached the expected values, even in the presence of MHD wall locked modes. Studies on locked mode effects have evidenced currents flowing from the plasma into the vessel in the region of locking. Measurements on plasma rotation and radial electric field have shown a perpendicular velocity shear at the edge similar to what is found in tokamaks and stellarators. New measurements on edge superthermal electrons and some evidence of their correlation with plasma core characteristics are included.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments or Groups: Flexible Wireless Research Group
Divisions: School of Engineering > Department of Engineering Technology
Depositing User: David Kane
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2014 11:26
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:27

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