Aspects of trapped confined alpha physics on TFTR

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The energy distributions and radial density profiles of the fast-confined trapped alpha particles in DT experiments on TFTR are being measured in the energy range 0.5 to 3.5 MeV using the Pellet Charge Exchange diagnostic developed in a collaboration involving General Atomics, the A.F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. A brief description of the measurement technique which involves active neutral particle analysis using the ablation cloud surrounding an injected lithium or pellet as the neutralizer is presented. In the core of quiescent TFTR discharges, measured alpha spectra are consistent with classical slowing down. Measured Doppler broadening ... continued below

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Petrov, M.P.; Gorelenkov, N.N.; Budny, R.V.; Mansfield, D.K.; Medley, S.S.; Duong, H.H. et al. June 1, 1996.

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The energy distributions and radial density profiles of the fast-confined trapped alpha particles in DT experiments on TFTR are being measured in the energy range 0.5 to 3.5 MeV using the Pellet Charge Exchange diagnostic developed in a collaboration involving General Atomics, the A.F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. A brief description of the measurement technique which involves active neutral particle analysis using the ablation cloud surrounding an injected lithium or pellet as the neutralizer is presented. In the core of quiescent TFTR discharges, measured alpha spectra are consistent with classical slowing down. Measured Doppler broadening of alphas near the birth energy is consistent with the effective temperature of interacting deuterium and tritium ions. Outside the core alpha energy spectra and density profiles are influenced by the magnetic field ripple and appear to be consistent with stochastic ripple diffusion. Sawtooth oscillations lead to the significant broadening of alpha density profiles. The experimental data are modeled using a Fokker-Planck Post TRANSP (FTTP) code which includes the effects of the classical slowing down, magnetic field ripple losses, and the sawtooth mixing of alpha particles. The comparison of the experimental data with the FPPT calculations shows that broadening of trapped alpha density profiles after the sawtooth crashes can be explained by the influence of poloidal electric field generated during the crashes.

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  • 23. European Physical Society conference on controlled fusion and plasma physics, Kiev (Ukraine), 24-28 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96011551
  • Report No.: GA-A--22323
  • Report No.: CONF-9606226--1
  • Grant Number: FG03-92ER54150;AC02-76CH03073
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 251427
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665281

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Petrov, M.P.; Gorelenkov, N.N.; Budny, R.V.; Mansfield, D.K.; Medley, S.S.; Duong, H.H. et al. Aspects of trapped confined alpha physics on TFTR, article, June 1, 1996; San Diego, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665281/: accessed November 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.