Effect of poloidal asymmetries on impurity peaking in tokamaks
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012

Poloidal impurity asymmetries are frequently observed in tokamaks. In this paper, the effect of poloidal asymmetry on electrostatic turbulent transport is studied, including the effect of the E×B drift. Collisions are modeled by a Lorentz operator, and the gyrokinetic equation is solved with a variational approach. The impurity transport is shown to be sensitive to the magnetic shear and changes sign for s≳0.5 in the presence of inboard accumulation. The zero-flux impurity density gradient (peaking factor) is shown to be rather insensitive to collisions in both ion temperature gradient and trapped electron mode driven cases. Our results suggest that the asymmetry (both the location of its maximum and its strength) and the magnetic shear are the two most important parameters that affect the impurity peaking.

Författare

Albert Mollén

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik

Istvan Pusztai

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik

Tünde Fülöp

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik

Yevgen Kazakov

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik

Sara Moradi

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik

Physics of Plasmas

1070-664X (ISSN) 1089-7674 (eISSN)

Vol. 19 5 052307- 052307

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Styrkeområden

Energi

Fundament

Grundläggande vetenskaper

Ämneskategorier

Fusion, plasma och rymdfysik

DOI

10.1063/1.4719711