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Poloidal asymmetries due to ion cyclotron resonance heating

Yevgen O. Kazakov (Institutionen för teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik) ; István Pusztai (Institutionen för teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik) ; Tünde Fülöp (Institutionen för teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik) ; Thomas Johnson
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (0741-3335). Vol. 54 (2012), 10, p. 105010.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

The poloidal density asymmetry of impurity ions in ion cyclotron resonance heated (ICRH) discharges is calculated. The link between the asymmetry strength and ICRH and plasma parameters is quantified. The main parameter governing the asymmetry strength is identified to be the minority ion temperature anisotropy. Through numerical simulations with the full-wave TORIC code coupled to the Fokker–Planck quasilinear solver SSFPQL, the dependence of the anisotropy on various parameters, such as ICRH power, background density and temperature, minority and impurity concentration and toroidal wavenumber has been investigated. An approximate expression for the poloidal asymmetry of impurities as a function of plasma parameters, resonance location and ICRH power is given. A quantification of the link of the impurity asymmetry and ICRH heating is valuable not only for understanding the changes in the cross-field transport but also for the possibilities to use the asymmetry measurements as diagnostics.

Nyckelord: WAVE MODE CONVERSION, IMPURITY DENSITY, TOKAMAK PLASMAS, ICRH, SIMULATION, DISTRIBUTIONS



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Institutionen för teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik (2006-2015)

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