Cancellation of drift kinetic effects between thermal and energetic particles on the resistive wall mode stabilization
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

Drift kinetic stabilization of the resistive wall mode (RWM) is computationally investigated using MHD-kinetic hybrid code MARS-K following the non-perturbative approach (Liu et al 2008 Phys. Plasmas 15 112503), for both reversed field pinch (RFP) and tokamak plasmas. Toroidal precessional drift resonance effects from trapped energetic ions (EIs) and various kinetic resonances between the mode and the guiding center drift motions of thermal particles are included into the self-consistent toroidal computations. The results show cancellation effects of the drift kinetic damping on the RWM between the thermal particles and EIs contributions, in both RFP and tokamak plasmas, even though each species alone can provide damping and stabilize RWM instability by respective kinetic resonances. The degree of cancellation generally depends on the EIs equilibrium distribution, the particle birth energy, as well as the toroidal flow speed of the plasma.

physics of plasmas

instability

plasma physics

kinetic instability

tokamaks

macroturbulence

v1

p470

1994

rcelli f

Physics

active feedback stabilization

energetic particles

external-modes

magnetohydrodynamics

stability

Författare

S. C. Guo

Consorzio Rfx

Yueqiang Liu

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Plasmafysik och fusionsenergi

X. Y. Xu

Consorzio Rfx

Z. R. Wang

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Nuclear Fusion

0029-5515 (ISSN)

Vol. 56 7 Artno 076006- 076006

Ämneskategorier

Fusion, plasma och rymdfysik

DOI

10.1088/0029-5515/56/7/076006