Edge rotation from momentum transport by neutrals
Paper in proceeding, 2016

Due to their high cross field mobility, neutral atoms can have a strong effect on transport even at the low relative densities found inside the separatrix. We use a charge-exchange dominated model for the neutrals, coupled to neoclassical ions, to calculate momentum transport when it is dominated by the neutrals. We can then calculate self-consistently the radial electric field and predict the intrinsic rotation in a torque-free plasma. Using a numerical solver for the ion distribution to allow arbitrary collisionality, we investigate the effects of inverse aspect ratio and elongation on plasma rotation. We also calculate the rotation of a trace carbon impurity, to facilitate future comparison to experiments using charge exchange recombination spectroscopy diagnostics.


John Omotani

Chalmers, Physics, Subatomic and Plasma Physics

Sarah Newton

Chalmers, Physics, Subatomic and Plasma Physics

Istvan Pusztai

Chalmers, Physics, Subatomic and Plasma Physics

Tünde Fülöp

Chalmers, Physics, Subatomic and Plasma Physics

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

17426588 (ISSN) 17426596 (eISSN)

Vol. 775 1 012011

Joint VarVarenna-Lausanne International Workshop on the Theory of Fusion Plasmas 2016,
Lausanne, Switzerland,

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