Circular-limiter H modes are obtained on the TFTR tokamak during high-power neutral-beam heating. The transition is usually from the supershot to the H mode rather than the usual L to H transition, and thus is obtained in a low-recycling environment with core fueling mainly from the heating beams. As a result, the density and pressure profiles are highly peaked at the center. The global confinement time E is enhanced over L-mode scaling by up to 2.5 times. The onset of edge-localized MHD modes shortly after the H-mode transition appears to limit E. Limiter H modes of up to 1.5 s duration have been realized.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)