Evolution of geodesic acoustic mode in ohmic H-mode in TUMAN-3M tokamak
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The behavior of a geodesic acoustic mode (GAM) in the TUMAN-3M tokamak has been experimentally studied using the heavy-ion beam probing technique. Oscillations of the electric potential under the action of a GAM localized at the plasma periphery have been detected. The GAM was observed in the regime of low confinement (L-mode) with low plasma density (∼0.8 × 1019 m−3) and disappeared upon the transition to a high confinement regime (H-mode). The possible role of GAM as a precursor of the improved confinement (LH-transition) is discussed.
KeywordsTechnical Physic Letter Plasma Potential Radial Electric Field Background Turbulence Confinement Regime
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