Turbulent impurity transport driven by temperature and density gradients
Conference poster, 2011

The modelling of a modern fusion device is very challenging both theoretically and numerically, much owing to turbulence driven by sharp gradients in density and temperature. However, understanding the resulting transport is crucial for the success of future fusion devices such as ITER. In this work, the turbulent transport of trace impurities in a tokamak device has been studied through quasilinear (QL) and non-linear (NL) gyrokinetic simulations using the GENE code. The parameters are chosen for trapped electron (TE) mode turbulence, driven primarily by steep electron density gradients relevant to H-mode physics, but with a transition to temperature gradient driven turbulence as the density gradient flattens. The results are quantitative assessments of the transport properties of several impurity species, and the dependence thereof on various plasma parameters.






Andreas Skyman

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Transport Theory

Pär Strand

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Transport Theory

Hans Nordman

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Transport Theory

13th International Workshop on H-mode Physics and Transport Barriers

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Sustainable development

Areas of Advance



Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics

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