Magnetic signature of current carrying edge localized modes filaments on the Joint European Torus tokamak

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2010

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Fast magnetic pickup coils are used in forward modeling to match parameters in a simple edge localized mode (ELM) filament model. This novel method allows us to determine key parameters for the evolution of the ELM filaments, as effective mode number, radial and toroidal velocities, and average current from standard magnetic diagnostics. The method is employed on a number of Joint European Torus (JET) [ F. Romanelli, R. Kamendje, and JET-EFDA Contributors, Nucl. Fusion 49, 104006 (2009) ] pulses. The parameter values obtained are compared to ELM filament characterization from JET and other tokamaks, obtained by a range of different diagnostics. It is found that the forward modeling produces key parameters such as the number of filaments and their toroidal velocity in agreement with other observations and in addition allows an estimate of the filament current.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)072507
StatePublished - 2010
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 9


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