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22-27 October 2018
Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre
Asia/Kolkata timezone

Nonlinearly Saturated Ideal Magnetohydrodynamic Equilibrium States with Periodicity-Breaking in Stellarators

25 Oct 2018, 08:30
Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

Gandhinagar (nearest Airport: Ahmedabad), India
Poster P5 Posters


Dr Daniel López-Bruna (EsLNF)


The relaxation of the constraint of periodicity imposed by the external confining magnetic field coils in a nominally 4-field period Helias Advanced Stellarator configuration produces weak periodicity-breaking deformations of the plasma. The corrugations are driven by the interaction of the pressure gradient with the magnetic field line curvature and correspond to saturated ideal magnetohydrodynamic interchanges with a mode structure dominated by nonresonant $m=1$, $n=\pm 1$ Fourier components. Very similar low order mode number oscillations are observed in the 4-field period TJ-II Heliac stellarator. The conditions of quasi-isodynamicity of the Helias reactor system investigated are not significantly altered by the periodicity-breaking distortions.
Country or International Organization Spain
Paper Number TH/P5-28

Primary author

Dr Wilfred Cooper (ChEPFL)


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