Study of pellet-plasma interaction in the GAMMA 10 tandem mirror

E. Kawamori, T. Tamano, Y. Nakashima, M. Yoshikawa, S. Kobayashi, Y. Watanabe, H. Aminaka, T. Cho, K. Ishii, A. Mase, K. Yatsu

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In the GAMMA10 tandem mirror, the first pellet injection experiments in open systems have started. The tandem mirror machine is suitable for measuring propagation of pellet-fueled particles along the magnetic field lines. We observed a very low frequency oscillation in various diagnostic signals from the plasmas with a pellet injection. The frequency of the oscillation is a few hundred Hz. It is found that the phase of those is signals change to anti-phase at a certain place. The oscillation continued during plug-ECH for the formation of confining potential and its amplitude decays within a several ms after the end of ECH pulse. Measurements at several locations along the field lines indicates that this oscillation is a standing wave along field lines of plasma density perturbation due to the pellet injection. The wavelength of the oscillation is estimated to be about 6m. The oscillation has mode number n=3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-260
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Technology
Issue number1 T
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan
EventInternational Conference on Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement - Tsukuba, Jpn
Duration: 2000 Jul 32000 Jul 6

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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