Description: Far scrape-off layer (SOL) plasma parameters in DIII-D depend strongly on the discharge density and confinement regime. In L-mode, cross-field transport increases with the average discharge density and elevates the far SOL density, thus increasing plasma-wall contact. Far SOL density near the low field side (LFS) of the main chamber wall also increases with decreasing plasma current and with decreasing outer wall gap. In H-mode, between edge localized modes (ELMs), plasma-wall contact is weaker than in L-mode. During ELMs plasma fluxes to the LFS wall increase to, or above the L-mode levels. A large fraction of the net cross-field fluxes is convected through the SOL by large amplitude intermittent transport events. In high density L-mode and during ELMs in H-mode, intermittent events propagate all the way to the LFS wall and may cause sputtering.
Date: December 3, 2004
Creator: Rudakov, D; Boedo, J; Moyer, R; Brooks, N; Doerner, R; Evans, T et al.
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