Magnetic evaluation of hydrogen pressures changes on MHD fluctuations in IR-T1 tokamak plasma

  • Ramin Alipour
  • Mohamad R. Ghanbari
Regular Article


Identification of tokamak plasma parameters and investigation on the effects of each parameter on the plasma characteristics is important for the better understanding of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) activities in the tokamak plasma. The effect of different hydrogen pressures of 1.9, 2.5 and 2.9 Torr on MHD fluctuations of the IR-T1 tokamak plasma was investigated by using of 12 Mirnov coils, singular value decomposition and wavelet analysis. The parameters such as plasma current, loop voltage, power spectrum density, energy percent of poloidal modes, dominant spatial structures and temporal structures of poloidal modes at different plasma pressures are plotted. The results indicate that the MHD activities at the pressure of 2.5 Torr are less than them at other pressures. It also has been shown that in the stable area of plasma and at the pressure of 2.5 Torr, the magnetic force and the force of plasma pressure are in balance with each other and the MHD activities are at their lowest level.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plasma Physics Research Center, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Basic SciencesGarmsar Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityGarmsarIran

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