The excitation of geodesic acoustic mode flows by a resonant magnetic field and by resonant heating

Kleva, Robert G.; Hassam, A. B.
March 2013
Physics of Plasmas;Mar2013, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p032508
Academic Journal
Toroidal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations demonstrate that sheared poloidal flows in tokamaks can be generated by the resonant excitation of the geodesic acoustic mode (GAM). Poloidal flows are generated by two resonant excitation methods: oscillating currents in an external coil and an oscillating heat source. The coil current and the heat source oscillate in time at the local GAM frequency. The sheared poloidal flow generated by the excitation of the GAM may be useful for the suppression of plasma instabilities.


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