TRANSP modeling of minority ion sawtooth mixing in ICRF + NBI heated discharges in TFTR

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Time independent code analysis indicates that the sawtooth relaxation phenomenon affects RF power deposition profiles through the mixing of fast ions. Predicted central electron heating rates are substantially above experimental values unless sawtooth relaxation is included. The PPPL time dependent transport analysis code, TRANSP, currently has a model to redistribute thermal electron and ion species, energy densities, plasma current density, and fast ions from neutral beam injection at each sawtooth event using the Kadomtsev (3) prescription. Results are presented here in which the set of models is extended to include sawtooth mixing effects on the hot ion population generated from ... continued below

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Goldfinger, R.C.; Batchelor, D.B.; Murakami, M.; Phillips, C.K.; Budny, R.; Hammett, G.W. et al. July 1, 1995.

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Time independent code analysis indicates that the sawtooth relaxation phenomenon affects RF power deposition profiles through the mixing of fast ions. Predicted central electron heating rates are substantially above experimental values unless sawtooth relaxation is included. The PPPL time dependent transport analysis code, TRANSP, currently has a model to redistribute thermal electron and ion species, energy densities, plasma current density, and fast ions from neutral beam injection at each sawtooth event using the Kadomtsev (3) prescription. Results are presented here in which the set of models is extended to include sawtooth mixing effects on the hot ion population generated from ICRF heating. The ICRF generated hot ion distribution function, {line_integral}({nu}{sub {parallel}}, {nu}{sub {perpendicular}}), which is strongly peaked at the center before each sawtooth, is replaced throughout the sawtooth mixing volume by its volume averaged value at each sawtooth. The modified {line_integral}({nu}{sub {parallel}},{nu}{sub {perpendicular}}) is then used to recalculate the collisional transfer of power from the minority species to the background species. Results demonstrate that neglect of sawtooth mixing of ICRF-induced fast ions leads to prediction of faster central electron reheat rates than are measured experimentally.

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  • 11. topical conference on radio frequency in plasmas, Palm Springs, CA (United States), 17-19 May 1995

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  • Report No.: CONF-9505105--5
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400;AC02-76CH03073
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 101179
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Goldfinger, R.C.; Batchelor, D.B.; Murakami, M.; Phillips, C.K.; Budny, R.; Hammett, G.W. et al. TRANSP modeling of minority ion sawtooth mixing in ICRF + NBI heated discharges in TFTR, article, July 1, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625145/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.