Particle transport in ion and electron scale turbulence
Paper in proceedings, 2012
Micro turbulent modes have important and non-trivial effects on transport in tokamaks. This paper deals with transport of main ions and impurities in ion and electron scale turbulence, driven by ion and electron temperature gradients, and trapped electrons. Using the gyrokinetic Vlasov code GENE, results are obtained from both nonlinear and quasi-linear simulations. The transport properties are quantified by calculating the gradient of zero particle flux for steady state in source free regions of the plasma. The results are compared and contrasted with results obtained using a computationally efficient fluid model.
Of particular interest are conditions of steep gradients, relevant to e.g. transport barrier conditions. Further, results from a simple s–α geometry are compared with results obtained using a JET-like magnetic equilibrium, and the effects on transport investigated.