The effect on sawtooth oscillations (STO) by localized electron-cyclotron- resonance heating (ECH) on the WT-3 tokamak [Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, 1988 (International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1989), Vol. 1, p. 563] is studied. STO are strongly modified or stabilized by ECH near the q=1 surface, where q refers to the safety factor. The effect of ECH is much stronger when it is applied on the high-field side as compared to the low-field side. Further, even when ECH is applied outside the q=1 surface, the amplitude of STO decreases and STO stabilizes. In the very high qL discharge, the excitation of STO can be obtained by applying ECH.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computational Mechanics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes