Characteristics of transport in electron internal transport barriers and in the vicinity of rational surfaces in the Large Helical Device

K. Ida, S. Inagaki, T. Shimozuma, N. Tamura, H. Funaba, K. Narihara, S. Kubo, S. Murakami, A. Wakasa, M. Yokoyama, Y. Takeiri, K. Y. Watanabe, K. Tanaka, M. Yoshinuma, Y. Liang, N. Ohyabu, T. Akiyama, N. Ashikawa, M. Emoto, T. FujitaT. Fukuda, P. Goncharov, M. Goto, H. Idei, K. Ikeda, A. Isayama, M. Isobe, O. Kaneko, K. Kawahata, H. Kawazome, T. Kobuchi, A. Komori, R. Kumazawa, S. Masuzaki, T. Minami, J. Miyazawa, T. Morisaki, S. Morita, S. Muto, T. Mutoh, Y. Nagayama, Y. Nakamura, H. Nakanishi, Y. Narushima, K. Nishimura, N. Noda, T. Notake, H. Nozato, S. Ohdachi, Y. Oka, S. Okajima, M. Osakabe, T. Ozaki, B. J. Peterson, A. Sagara, T. Saida, K. Saito, S. Sakakibara, R. Sakamoto, Y. Sakamoto, M. Sasao, K. Sato, M. Sato, T. Seki, M. Shoji, H. Suzuki, N. Takeuchi, K. Toi, T. Tokuzawa, Y. Torii, K. Tsumori, T. Watari, H. Yamada, I. Yamada, S. Yamamoto, T. Yamamoto, Y. Yoshimura, K. Itoh, K. Matsuoka, K. Ohkubo, S. Sudo, T. Uda, K. Yamazaki, O. Motojima

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    Abstract

    The characteristics of transport in electron internal transport barriers (ITB) and in the vicinity of a rational surface with a magnetic island were analyzed using trasient transport analysis and steady state transport analysis. An electron ITB appeared in the large helical device (LHD), when the heating power of the electron cyclotron heating exceeded a power threshold. It was shown by the transport analysis that both the standard electron thermal diffusivity and the incremental electron thermal diffusivity are reduced significantly in the ITB. The results show that the radial heat flux near the rational surface is focused at the X-point region, and that may be the mechanism to induce an ITB near a rational surface.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2551-2557
    Number of pages7
    JournalPhysics of Plasmas
    Volume11
    Issue number5 PART 2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2004

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Condensed Matter Physics

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