Volume 59, Number 1, July 2002
|Page(s)||48 - 54|
|Section||Physics of gazes, plasmas, and electric discharges|
|Published online||01 June 2002|
Experimental investigation of plasma topological properties in the Reversed Field Pinch
Consorzio RFX Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla fusione
Corso Stati Uniti, 4, 35127 Padova, Italy
2 Istituto Nazionale Fisica della Materia, UDR Padova - Padova, Italy
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 3 April 2002
A description of some topological properties of the Reversed Field Pinch (RFP) equilibrium during Quasi Single Helicity (QSH) states is presented. From experimental measurement of the soft X-ray emissivity in the RFX device, maps information on the presence and absence of a magnetic separatrix is obtained. Correlations with the level of magnetic chaos within the plasma are discussed.
PACS: 52.25.Gj – Fluctuation and chaos phenomena / 52.35.Mw – Nonlinear phenomena: waves, wave propagation, and other interactions (including parametric effects, mode coupling, ponderomotive effects, etc.) / 52.55.Hc – Stellarators, torsatrons, heliacs, bumpy tori, and other toroidal confinement devices
© EDP Sciences, 2002
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