Measurement of current profile dynamics in the Madison Symmetric Torus

S. D. Terry, D. L. Brower, W. X. Ding, J. K. Anderson, T. M. Biewer, B. E. Chapman, D. Craig, C. B. Forest, R. O'Connell, S. C. Prager, J. S. Sarff

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A high-resolution polarimetry-interferometry system was used to measure the current profile and core magnetic field fluctuation amplitudes in a reversed-field pinch. The core magnetic field fluctuation amplitude was observed to increase at a sawtooth crash. It was shown that the parallel current density increases in the outer region of the plasma during auxiliary pulsed parallel current drive. It was found that the current density also increases in the core, relative to standard plasmas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1079-1086
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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