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Open problems of magnetic island control by electron cyclotron current drive

  • D. Grasso (a1) (a2), E. Lazzaro (a3), D. Borgogno (a2) and L. Comisso (a4)


This paper reviews key aspects of the problem of magnetic islands control by electron cyclotron current drive in fusion devices. On the basis of the ordering of the basic spatial and time scales of the magnetic reconnection physics, we present the established results, highlighting some of the open issues posed by the small-scale structures that typically accompany the nonlinear evolution of the magnetic islands and constrain the effect of the control action.


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Open problems of magnetic island control by electron cyclotron current drive

  • D. Grasso (a1) (a2), E. Lazzaro (a3), D. Borgogno (a2) and L. Comisso (a4)


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