# Nonlinear reconnecting edge localized modes in current-carrying plasmas

@article{Ebrahimi2017NonlinearRE, title={Nonlinear reconnecting edge localized modes in current-carrying plasmas}, author={Fatima Ebrahimi}, journal={Physics of Plasmas}, year={2017}, volume={24}, pages={056119} }

Nonlinear edge localized modes in a tokamak are examined using global three-dimensional resistive magnetohydrodynamics simulations. Coherent current-carrying filament (ribbon-like) structures wrapped around the torus are nonlinearly formed due to nonaxisymmetric reconnecting current sheet instabilities, the so-called peeling-like edge localized modes. These fast growing modes saturate by breaking axisymmetric current layers isolated near the plasma edge and go through repetitive relaxation…

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