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Doppler shift of the TAE mode frequency in DIII-D

  • Author(s): Strait, EJ
  • Heidbrink, WW
  • Turnbull, AD
  • et al.
Abstract

The Doppler shift caused by toroidal plasma rotation in DIII-D complicates a comparison of the frequency of toroidicity-induced Alfven eigenmodes (TAE) to theoretical predictions, but also separates toroidal modes in frequency space and provides information about the radial location of the modes. Two independent techniques for estimating the mode frequency and Doppler shift are presented: one based upon the spectrum of multiple toroidal modes and one that utilizes the measured toroidal rotation of the plasma. Both methods indicate the presence of multiple TAE modes located between the q=1 and y=3/2 surfaces. The frequencies determined by the two methods agree within 20%, consistent with their estimated uncertainties.

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