This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2005 

Turbulence investigations during ergodic divertor operation with induced 2/1 tearing mode
Krämer-Flecken, A.
Koslowski, H. R. / Liang, Y. / Zimmermann, O. / Biel, W. / Finken, K. H. / Loozen, X. / Schmitz, O. / Tokar, M. / Wolf, R.
Institut für Plasmaphysik; IPP
Czechoslovak journal of physics, 55 (2005) S. 295 - 306
Praha Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 2005
295 - 306
10.1007/s10582-005-0042-x
Journal Article
Kernfusion und Plasmaforschung
Czechoslovak Journal of Physics 55
J
Please use the identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10582-005-0042-x in citations.
Within the last year of TEXTOR operation a major part of the experiments were dedicated to the interaction of the ergodized plasma edge, induced by the dynamic ergodic divertor (DED), with the core plasma. Systematic experiments are performed in the 3/1 configuration of the DED. Depending on , the DED generates a locked 2/1 mode in the plasma at a critical current in the DED coils. Different diagnostics were used to measure the plasma response in the core and edge. The investigations in this paper are focused on the measurement of density fluctuation and the analysis of the coherent-mode structure outside the q = 2 surface using O-mode poloidal correlation reflectometry. A reduction of the quasi-coherent mode amplitude and frequency is observed, caused by the 2/1 mode together with a decrease of the density scale length. Moreover, the deduced poloidal rotation velocity at the q = 3 surface changes from the electron to the ion diamagnetic drift direction with the onset of the 2/1 island. Also a reduction of the density fluctuations is observed as well as a decrease in the poloidal correlation length. From Ar-injection a delayed inward propagation of the emission maximum is observed for different Ar ionization stages when the 2/1 mode is generated.Similar experiments with a slowly rotating DED show that the steepened density gradients are spatially localized and confirm the hypothesis that the 2/1 mode is responsible for the observations.