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Radial structure of Alfvén eigenmodes in the DIII-D tokamak through electron-cyclotron-emission measurements.

  • Author(s): Van Zeeland, MA
  • Kramer, GJ
  • Austin, ME
  • Boivin, RL
  • Heidbrink, WW
  • Makowski, MA
  • McKee, GR
  • Nazikian, R
  • Solomon, WM
  • Wang, G
  • et al.

The spatial structure of toroidal Alfvén eigenmodes and reversed shear Alfvén eigenmodes in DIII-D is obtained from electron-cyclotron-emission measurements. Peak measured temperature perturbations are of similar magnitude for both toroidal Alfvén eigenmodes and reversed shear Alfvén eigenmodes and found to be deltaT(e)/T(e) approximately equal to 0.5%. Simultaneous measurements of density fluctuations using beam-emission spectroscopy indicate deltan(e)/n(e) approximately equal to 0.25%. Predictions of the measured temperature and density perturbation profiles as well as deltaT(e)/deltan(e) from the ideal magnetohydrodynamic code NOVA are in close agreement with experiment.

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