Application of a bandpower correlation method to the statistical analysis of MHD bursts in quiescent Wendelstein-7 AS stellarator plasmas

Pokol, G [Pokol, Gergő (Fúziós plazmafizika), szerző] Nukleáris Technikai Intézet (BME / TTK); Por, G [Pór, Gábor (Műszaki diagnosztika), szerző] Gépészeti Intézet (DF); Zoletnik, S [Zoletnik, Sándor (Plazmafizika), szerző] Plazmafizikai Főosztály (KFKI RMKI)

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  • SJR Scopus - Condensed Matter Physics: D1
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    This paper presents the analysis of Mirnov coil data from pure electron-cyclotron resonance heated Wendelstein-7 AS discharges with transient magnetohydrodynamical ( MHD) mode activity in otherwise MHD inactive plasmas. Amplitude modulations were found on the 100 mu s time scale, expected to originate from transient changes of the plasma pressure profile by anomalous transport events. The analysis was done using our custom-developed bandpower correlation method, which combines short-time Fourier transform for the decomposition of the signal with a correlation analysis to quantitatively characterize the statistical connection between the modulations in the power of different MHD modes. The effect of a confinement transition ( near a rational rotational transform) on the correlation between the power modulations of different frequency modes has been studied. As high as 50% correlation was found between different frequencies in 'bad confinement' shots with enhanced transient transport, while for 'good confinement' shots no significant correlation was observed.
    Hivatkozás stílusok: IEEEACMAPAChicagoHarvardCSLMásolásNyomtatás
    2020-08-12 15:24