Czechoslovak Journal of Physics

, Volume 51, Issue 10, pp 1011–1019

First Results of Biasing Experiments on the T-10 Tokamak


  • G.S. Kirnev
    • Nuclear Fusion Institute, RRC "Kurchatov Institute"
  • S.A. Grashin
    • Nuclear Fusion Institute, RRC "Kurchatov Institute"
  • L.N. Khimchenko
    • Nuclear Fusion Institute, RRC "Kurchatov Institute"
  • N.N. Timchenko
    • Nuclear Fusion Institute, RRC "Kurchatov Institute"
  • G. Van Oost
    • Department of Applied PhysicsGhent University

DOI: 10.1023/A:1012837932170

Cite this article as:
Kirnev, G., Grashin, S., Khimchenko, L. et al. Czechoslovak Journal of Physics (2001) 51: 1011. doi:10.1023/A:1012837932170


The first results of the electrode biasing experiments performed on the T-10 tokamak are presented. Positive voltage applied to an electrode inserted inside the tokamak limiter results in the H-mode transition characterised by a decrease of Dα emission intensity, a rise of line-average plasma density and an increase in energy lifetime. Growth of core electron and ion temperatures during the electrode biasing implies the formation of the thermal barrier in addition to the particle transport barrier.

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