H-mode transition and pedestal studies

Yasmin Andrew, Eun-jin Kim

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The high confinement mode (H-mode) is the widely adopted standard operation scenario for the path to fusion in toroidal confinement devices. Since its discovery in 1982, the H-mode and access to the H-mode (the low to high and high to low transitions) remain two of the most actively researched areas in magnetically confined fusion programmes across the world. Significant progress has been made in the understanding of the intricate H-mode phase dynamics in recent years, from improvement in experimental diagnostic capability, theoretical development and modelling. The ‘H-mode transition and pedestal studies’ Special Issue provides a timely overview of recent progress in the study of H-modes covering experimental studies, further theoretical inquiry and computational modelling.
Original languageEnglish
Article number20210241
Number of pages3
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number2242
Early online date2 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2023

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  • pedestal
  • H-mode
  • L-H transition


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