Synchrotron radiation from a runaway electron distribution in tokamaks
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

The synchrotron radiation emitted by runaway electrons in a fusion plasma provides information regarding the particle momenta and pitch-angles of the runaway electron population through the strong dependence of the synchrotron spectrum on these parameters. Information about the runaway density and its spatial distribution, as well as the time evolution of the above quantities, can also be deduced. In this paper, we present the synchrotron radiation spectra for typical avalanching runaway electron distributions. Spectra obtained for a distribution of electrons are compared with the emission of mono-energetic electrons with a prescribed pitch-angle. We also examine the effects of magnetic field curvature and analyse the sensitivity of the resulting spectrum to perturbations to the runaway distribution. The implications for the deduced runaway electron parameters are discussed. We compare our calculations to experimental data from DIII-D and estimate the maximum observed runaway energy.

Författare

Adam Stahl

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik

Matt Landreman

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Gergely Papp

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik

E M Hollmann

University of California

Tünde Fülöp

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik

Physics of Plasmas

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

Vol. 20 093302- 093302

Styrkeområden

Energi

Fundament

Grundläggande vetenskaper

Ämneskategorier

Fusion, plasma och rymdfysik

DOI

10.1063/1.4821823