Ion temperature increase during MHD events on the TST-2 spherical tokamak

A. Ejiri, S. Shiraiwa, Y. Takase, T. Yamada, Y. Nagashima, H. Kasahara, D. Iijima, Y. Kobori, T. Nishi, T. Taniguchi, M. Aramasu, S. Ohara, M. Ushigome, K. Yamagishi

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Various types of MHD events including internal reconnection events are studied on the TST-2 spherical tokamak. In weak MHD events no positive current spike was observed, but in strong MHD events with positive current spikes, a rapid and significant impurity ion temperature increase was observed. The decrease in the poloidal magnetic energy is the most probable energy source for ion heating. The plasma current shows a stepwise change. The magnitude of this step correlates with the temperature increase and is found to be a good indicator of the strength of each event.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-552
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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