Edge plasma dynamics during L-H transition in the JFT-2M tokamak

T. Kobayashi, K. Itoh, T. Ido, K. Kamiya, Sanae Itoh, Y. Miura, Yoshihiko Nagashima, akihide fujisawa, Inagaki Shigeru, K. Ida, K. Hoshino

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This article presents a radial electric field measurement by a heavy ion beam probe in the JFT-2M tokamak, during the L-H transition. An abrupt increase (time scale of O(100 μs)) of the strong edge radial electric field (localized in the radius with FWHM ∼7 mm) results in the increase of density gradient and turbulence reduction. Rapid inward propagation of the turbulence suppression front is observed at the transition. After the transition, the electric field structure in the tiny edge localized modes (ELMs) is analyzed. Transport self-regulation events observed in the vicinity of the L-H transition, i.e. the limit cycle oscillation (LCO) in the L-mode, the tiny ELM in the H-mode, as well as the L-H transition itself, are summarized in a single Lissajous diagram in the electric field-density gradient space, which provides a comprehensive explanation of the transition dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063009
JournalNuclear Fusion
Volume55
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015

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plasma dynamics
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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kobayashi, T., Itoh, K., Ido, T., Kamiya, K., Itoh, S., Miura, Y., ... Hoshino, K. (2015). Edge plasma dynamics during L-H transition in the JFT-2M tokamak. Nuclear Fusion, 55(6), [063009]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0029-5515/55/6/063009

Edge plasma dynamics during L-H transition in the JFT-2M tokamak. / Kobayashi, T.; Itoh, K.; Ido, T.; Kamiya, K.; Itoh, Sanae; Miura, Y.; Nagashima, Yoshihiko; fujisawa, akihide; Shigeru, Inagaki; Ida, K.; Hoshino, K.

In: Nuclear Fusion, Vol. 55, No. 6, 063009, 01.06.2015.

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Kobayashi, T, Itoh, K, Ido, T, Kamiya, K, Itoh, S, Miura, Y, Nagashima, Y, fujisawa, A, Shigeru, I, Ida, K & Hoshino, K 2015, 'Edge plasma dynamics during L-H transition in the JFT-2M tokamak', Nuclear Fusion, vol. 55, no. 6, 063009. https://doi.org/10.1088/0029-5515/55/6/063009
Kobayashi T, Itoh K, Ido T, Kamiya K, Itoh S, Miura Y et al. Edge plasma dynamics during L-H transition in the JFT-2M tokamak. Nuclear Fusion. 2015 Jun 1;55(6). 063009. https://doi.org/10.1088/0029-5515/55/6/063009
Kobayashi, T. ; Itoh, K. ; Ido, T. ; Kamiya, K. ; Itoh, Sanae ; Miura, Y. ; Nagashima, Yoshihiko ; fujisawa, akihide ; Shigeru, Inagaki ; Ida, K. ; Hoshino, K. / Edge plasma dynamics during L-H transition in the JFT-2M tokamak. In: Nuclear Fusion. 2015 ; Vol. 55, No. 6.
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