Plasma Data Analysis Group
Physics Department, UCC


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Refereed Publications (1996-2013)

(PDAG group members in boldface)




  1. M. Bessenrodt-Weberpals, H.J. de Blank, M. Maraschek, P.J. Mc Carthy, M. Sokoll K. Asmussen and the ASDEX Upgrade Team: MHD activity as seen in soft x-ray radiation, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 38 (1996) 1543-1559.

  2. W. Treuterrer, C. Aubanel, O. Gruber, G. Neu, G. Raupp, U. Seidel, E. Zasche, T. Zehetbauer, P. Mc Carthy, K. Lueddecke: Redesign of the ASDEX Upgrade plasma position and shape controller, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 43 (1996) 217-221.

  3. R. Albanese, E. Coccorese, O. Gruber, R. Martone, P.J. Mc Carthy, F.C. Morabito: Identification of Plasma Equilibria in ITER from Magnetic Measurements via Functional Parameterization and Neural Networks, Fusion Technology 30 (1996) 219-236.

  4. P.J.Mc Carthy, F.C. Morabito: Function parameterization and artificial neural networks for equilibrium parameter recovery in ASDEX Upgrade: A Comparison, Int. J. of App,. Electrom. and Mechanics 8 (1997) 343-373.

  5. H.W. Mueller, P.T. Lang, K. Buechl, M. Kaufmann, B.V. Kuteev, P.J.Mc Carthy, V. Mertens, I. Miroshnikov, W. Schneider, H. Zohm: Improvement of q-profile measurement by fast observation of pellet ablation at ASDEX Upgrade, Rev. of Sci. Instr. 68 (1997) 4051-4060.

  6. P.J. Mc Carthy: Analytical solutions to the Grad-Shafranov equation for tokamak equilibrium with dissimilar source functions Phys. Plasmas 6 (1999) 3554-3560.

  7. H.P. Callaghan, P.J. Mc Carthy, J. Geiger: Fast equilibrium interpretation on the W7-AS stellarator using Function Paramaterization. Nucl. Fusion 39 (1999) 509-523.

  8. O. Gruber, R.C. Wolf, R. Dux, C. Fuchs, S. Günter, A. Kallenbach, K. Lackner, M. Maraschek, P.J. Mc Carthy, H. Meister, G. Pereverzev, F. Ryter, J. Schweinzer, U. Seidel, S. Sesnic, A. Stäbler, J. Stober: Stationary H-mode discharges with internal transport barrier on ASDEX Upgrade , Phys. Rev. Lett. 83 (1999) 1787-1790.

  9. L. deKock, C. Walker, E. Coccorese, A.E. Costley, M. Dremin, J. Gernhardt, S. Kasai, I. Senda, T. Shoji, J. Leuer, R. Snider, P.J. Mc Carthy, A. Portone, P. Stott, K. Young: Design of the magnetic diagnostic for ITER , Rev. Sci. Instrum. 70 (1999) 452-457.

  10. R.C. Wolf, O. Gruber, M. Maraschek, R. Dux, C. Fuchs, S. Günter, A. Herrmann, A. Kallenbach, K. Lackner, P.J. Mc Carthy, H. Meister, G. Pereverzev, J. Schweinzer, U. Seidel and the ASDEX Upgrade Team: Stationary advanced scenarios with Internal Transport Barrier on ASDEX Upgrade , Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 41 (1999) B93-B107.

  11. S. Günter, R.C. Wolf, F. Leuterer, O. Gruber, M. Kaufmann, K. Lackner, M. Maraschek, P.J. Mc Carthy, H. Meister, A. Peeters, G. Pereversev, H. Salzmann, S. Schade, J. Schweinzer, W. Suttrop and the ASDEX Upgrade team: Simultaneous attainment of high electron and ion temperatires in discharges with Internal Transport Barriers on ASDEX Upgrade, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84 (2000) 3097-3100.

  12. R.C. Wolf, S. Günter, F. Leuterer, A. Peeters, G. Pereversev, O. Gruber, M. Kaufmann, K. Lackner, M. Maraschek, P.J. Mc Carthy, H. Meister, H. Salzmann, S. Schade, J. Schweinzer, W. Suttrop and the ASDEX Upgrade team: Response of internal transport barriers to central electron heating and current drive on ASDEX Upgrade, Phys. Plas. 7 (2000) 1839-1844.

  13. O. Gruber, R. Wolf, H.S. Bosch, R. Dux, S. Günter, P.J. Mc Carthy, K. Lackner, M. Maraschek, H. Meister, G. Pereversev, A. Stäbler, W. Treutterer: Steady state H mode and Te approximate to Ti operation with internal transport barriers in ASDEX Upgrade Nucl. Fusion 40 (2000) 1145-1155.

  14. O. Gruber, R. Wolf, R. Dux, S. Günter, P.J. Mc Carthy, K. Lackner, M. Maraschek, H. Meister, G. Pereversev, W. Treutterer: Internal transport barrier discharges on ASDEX Upgrade: progress towards steady state Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 42 Suppl. 5A (2000) A117-A126.

  15. W. Schneider, P.J. Mc Carthy, K. Lackner, O. Gruber, K. Behler, P. Martin, R. Merkel: ASDEX Upgrade MHD equilibria reconstruction on distributed workstations, Fusion Engineering and Design 48 (2000) 127-134.

  16. H.P. Callaghan, P.J. Mc Carthy, J. Geiger: Pressure profile recovery on W7-AS with idealized external magnetic measurements using function parameterization, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 42 (2000) 1013-1022.

  17. J. Hobirk, R.C. Wolf, O. Gruber, A. Gude, S. Günther, B. Kurzan, M. Maraschek, P.J. Mc Carthy, H. Meister, A.G. Peeters, G.V. Pereversev, J. Stober, W. Treutterer, and ASDEX Upgrade Team: Reaching high poloidal beta at Greenwald density with internal transport barrier close to full noninductive current drive, Phys.Rev.Lett. 87 (2001) 085002.

  18. R.C. Wolf, J. Hobirk, G.D. Conway, O. Gruber, A. Gude, S. Günther, K. Kirov, B. Kurzan, F. Leuterer, M. Maraschek, P.J. Mc Carthy, H. Meister, G.V. Pereversev, E. Poli, F. Ryter, W. Treutterer, Q. Yu, ASDEX Upgrade Team: Performance, heating and current drive scenarios of ASDEX Upgrade advanced tokamak discharges, Nucl. Fusion 41 (2001)1259-1272.

  19. L.D. Horton, T. Hatae, A. Hubbard, G. Janeschitz, Y. Kamada, B. Kurzan, L. Lao, P.J. Mc Carthy, D. Mossessian, T.H. Osborne, S.D. Pinches, S. Saarelma, M. Sugihara, W. Suttrop, K. Thomsen and H. Urano: Dependence of H-mode pedestal parameters on plasma magnetic geometry, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 44 (2002) A273-A278.

  20. H. Meister, R. Dux, L.D. Horton, B. Kurzan, H. Zohm, and the ASDEX Team, P.J. Mc Carthy: An integrated system to measure the effective charge of fusion plasmas in the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74 (2003) 4625-4633.

  21. P.T. Lang, A.W. Degeling, J.B. Lister, Y.R. Martin, P.J. Mc Carthy, A.C.C. Sips, W. Suttrop, G.D. Conway, L. Fattorini, O.Gruber, L.D. Horton, A. Herrmann, M. Kaufmann, M.E. Manso, M. Maraschek, V. Mertens, A. Mück, W. Schneider, C. Sihler, W. Treutterer, H. Zohm, ASDEX Upgrade Team: Frequency control of type-I ELMs by magnetic triggering in ASDEX Upgrade, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 46 (2004) L31-L39.

  22. A.J.H. Donne, M.F. Graswinckel, M. Cavinato, L. Giudicotti, E. Zilli, C. Gil, H.R. Koslowski, P.Mc Carthy, C.Nyhan, S. Prunty, M. Spillane, C. Walker: Poloidal polarimeter for current density measurements in ITER Rev. of Sci. Instr. 75 (2004) 4694-4701.

  23. A. Sengupta, P.J. Mc Carthy, J. Geiger, A. Werner: Fast recovery of vacuum magnetic configuration of the W7-X stellarator using function parametrization and artificial neural networks Nucl. Fusion 44 (2004) 1176-1188.

  24. E.D. Quigley, A.G. Peeters, P.J. Mc Carthy, M. Apostoliceanu, J. Hobirk, V. Igochine, H. Meister and the ASDEX Upgrade Team: Formation criteria and positioning of internal transport barriers in ASDEX Upgrade Nucl. Fusion 44 (2004) 1189-1196.

  25. L.D. Horton, G.D. Conway, A.W. Degeling, T. Eich, A. Kallenbach, P.T. Lang, J.B. Lister, A. Loarte, Y.R. Martin, P.J. Mc Carthy, H. Meister, J. Neuhauser, J. Schirmer, A.C.C. Sips, W. Suttrop and the ASDEX Upgrade Team: ITER-relevant H-mode physics at ASDEX Upgrade Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 46 (2004) B511-B525.

  26. D.J. Kelliher, N.C. Hawkes, P.J. Mc Carthy and contributors to the EFDA-JET Workprogramme: Comparison of TRANSP-evolved q-profiles with MSE constrained equilibrium fits on JET Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 47 (2005) 1459-1474.

  27. A.G. Peeters, C. Angioni, M. Apostoliceanu, G.V. Pereverzev, E. Quigley, F. Ryter, D. Strintzi, F. Jenko, U. Fahrbach, C. Fuchs, O. Gehre, J. Hobirk, B. Kurzan, C.F. Maggi, A. Manini, P.J. Mc Carthy, H. Meister, J. Schweinzer, J. Stober, W. Suttrop, G. Tardini and ASDEX Upgrade Team: Understanding of the density profile shape, electron heat transport and internal transport barriers observed in ASDEX Upgrade Nucl. Fusion 45 (2005) 1140-1147.

  28. L. C. Ingesson, D. J. Campbell, M. Cecconello, E. Ciattaglia, P. Dirken, N. Hawkes, M. Walsh, M. von Hellermann, S. Kálvin, P. Mc Carthy, O. Neubauer, and L. Petrizzi: Progress on common aspects of the EU-supplied ITER diagnostics and prediction of diagnostic performance Rev. Sc. Instr. 77 (2006) 10F502.

  29. A. Sengupta, J. Geiger, P.J. Mc Carthy: Statistical analysis of the equilibrium configurations of the W7-X stellarator Plas. Phys. Control. Fusion 49 (2007) 649-673.

  30. J. Stober, A.C.C. Sips, C. Angioni, C.B. Forest, O. Gruber, J. Hobirk, L.D. Horton, C.F. Maggi, M. Maraschek, P. Martin, P.J. Mc Carthy, V. Mertens, Y.-S. Na, M. Reich, A. Stäbler, G. Tardini, H. Zohm and the ASDEX Upgrade Team: The role of the current profile in the improved H-mode scenario in ASDEX Upgrade Nucl. Fusion 47 (2007) 728-737.

  31. S. Guenter, G. Conway, S. daGraça, H.-U. Fahrbach, C. Forest, M. Garcia Muñoz, T. Hauff, J. Hobirk, V. Igochine, F. Jenko, K. Lackner, P. Lauber, P. Mc Carthy, M. Maraschek, P. Martin, E. Poli, K. Sassenberg, E. Strumberger, G. Tardini, E. Wolfrum, H. Zohm and ASDEX Upgrade Team: Interaction of energetic particles with large and small scale instabilities Nucl. Fusion 47 (2007) 920-928.

  32. A.C.C. Sips, G. Tardini, C.B. Forest, O. Gruber, P.J. Mc Carthy, A. Gude, L.D. Horton, V. Igochine, O. Kardaun, C.F. Maggi, M. Maraschek, V. Mertens, R. Neu, A.G. Peeters, G.V. Pereverzev, A. Stäbler, J. Stober, W. Suttrop and the ASDEX Upgrade Team: The performance of improved H-modes at ASDEX Upgrade and projection to ITER Nucl. Fusion 47 (2007) 1485-1498.

  33. P. Piovesan, V. Igochine, P. Lauber, K. Sassenberg, A. Flaws, M. García-Muñoz, S. Günter, M. Maraschek, L. Marrelli, P. Martin, P.J. Mc Carthy and the AUG team: TAE internal structure through high-resolution soft x-ray measurements in ASDEX-Upgrade Nucl. Fusion 48 (2008) 065001.

  34. K Sassenberg, M Maraschek, P. Mc Carthy, H Zohm, R Bilato, W Bobkov, S Da Graça, A Flaws, M García-Muñoz, S Günter, V Igochine, P Lauber, M J Mantsinen, P Piovesan and the ASDEX Upgrade Team: Stability of toroidicity induced shear Alfvén eigenmodes in ASDEX Upgrade Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 51 (2009) 065003.

  35. Ph. Lauber, M. Brudgam, D. Curran, V. Igochine, K. Sassenberg, S. Guenter, M. Maraschek, M. Garcia-Munoz, N. Hicks and the ASDEX Upgrade Team: Kinetic AlfvŽn eigenmodes at ASDEX Upgrade Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 51 (2009) 124009 (10pp).

  36. L. Giannone , W. Schneider, P.J. McCarthy, A.C.C. Sips, W. Treutterer, K. Behler, T. Eich, J.C. Fuchs, N. Hicks, A. Kallenbach, M. Maraschek, A. Mlynek, G. Neu, G. Pautasso, G. Raupp, M. Reich, K.H. Schuhbeck, J. Stober, F. Volpe, T. Zehetbauer, ASDEX Upgrade Team, M. Cerna, T. Debelle, B. Marker, S. McCaslin, M. Munroe and L. Wenzel: Real time magnetic field and flux measurements for tokamak control using a multi-core PCI Express system Fus. Eng. and Design 84 (2009) 825-828.

  37. K. Sassenberg, M Maraschek, P.J. Mc Carthy, W. Bobkov, M. García-Muñoz, N. Hicks, V. Igochine, P. Lauber, S. Günter and ASDEX Upgrade Team: ICRH beatwave excited toroidicity induced Alfven eigenmodes in ASDEX Upgrade Nucl. Fusion 50 (2010) 052003.

  38. T. O'Gorman, P. J. Mc Carthy, S. Prunty, M. J. Walsh, M. R. Dunstan, R. B. Huxford, G. Naylor, Emmanuel Maguet, R. Scannell, and S. Shibaev: Design and implementation of a full profile sub-cm ruby laser based Thomson scattering system for MAST , Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81 (2010) 123508.

  39. Ph. Lauber, I.G.J. Classen, D. Curran, V. Igochine, B. Geiger, S. da Graca, M. Garcia-Munoz, M. Maraschek, P. McCarthy and the ASDEX Upgrade Team: NBI-driven Alfvénic modes at ASDEX Upgrade Nucl. Fusion 52 (2012) 094007 (8pp).

  40. P.J. Mc Carthy and the ASDEX Upgrade Team: Identification of edge-localized moments of the current density profile in a tokamak equilibrium from external magnetic measurements Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 54 (2012) 015010.

  41. D. Curran, Ph. Lauber, P.J. Mc Carthy, S. da Graca, V. Igochine, ASDEX Upgrade Team: Low-frequency Alfvén eigenmodes during the sawtooth cycle at ASDEX Upgrade Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 54 (2012) 055001.

  42. R. P. Wenninger, H. Zohm, J. E. Boom, A. Burckhart, M. G. Dunne, R. Dux, T. Eich, R. Fischer, C. Fuchs, M. Garcia-Munoz, V. Igochine, M. Hoezl, N. C. Luhmann, T. Lunt, M. Maraschek, H. W. Mueller, H. K. Park, P. A. Schneider, F. Sommer, W. Suttrop, E. Viezzer: Solitary magnetic perturbations at the ELM onset Nucl. Fusion 52 (2012) 114025.

  43. M. G. Dunne, P.J. Mc Carthy, E. Wolfrum, R. Fischer, L. Giannone, A. Burckhart, ASDEX Upgrade Team: Measurement of neoclassically predicted edge current density at ASDEX Upgrade Nucl. Fusion 52 (2012) 123014.

  44. I. T. Chapman, V. Igochine, M. Maraschek, P. J. Mc Carthy, G. Tardini, the ASDEX Upgrade ECRH Group and the ASDEX Upgrade Team: Sawtooth control using electron cyclotron current drive in the presence of energetic particles in high performance ASDEX Upgrade plasmas Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 55 (2013) 065009.

  45. P.J. Mc Carthy and the ASDEX Upgrade Team: Practical expressions for local magnetic shear, normal and geodesic curvatures in an axisymmetric plasma equilibrium of arbitrary cross-section Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 55 (2013) 085011.

  46. P. A. Schneider, E. Wolfrum, R. J. Groebner, T. H. Osborne, M. N. A. Beurskens, M. G. Dunne, B. Kurzan, T. Putterich, E. Viezzer: Analysis of temperature and density pedestal gradients in AUG, DIII-D and JET Nucl. Fusion 53 (2013) 073039.

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