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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
M. Y. Isaev, V. M. Leonov, S. Y. Medvedev
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 3 | April 2019 | Pages 218-225
Regular Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2018.1562315
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Properties of toroidal Alfvén eigenmodes (TAEs), driven by neutral beam injection (NBI) hot ions, are described for the tokamak T-15 under construction in the Kurchatov Institute to test a possible influence on the beam and plasma particle losses. The T-15 baseline scenario with a 10-s flat-top 2 MA current stage, 6-MW NBI plus 6 MW of electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) heating is computed with the ASTRA code. The spatial structure and the frequencies of different TAE modes with the toroidal indexes n = 2 to 8 have been obtained with the ideal magnetohydrodynamic KINX code. The bulk plasma Landau damping, linear growth rates, and nonlinear evolution of the TAE mode amplitudes driven by the NBI ions have been computed with the VENUS code. Our numerical estimations for the T-15 TAE modes are compared with experimental and theoretical results for the DIII-D and NSTX tokamaks.