Effects of compact torus injection on toroidal flow in the STOR-M tokamak

T. Onchi, Y. Liu, M. Dreval, D. McColl, S. Elgriw, D. Liu, T. Asai, C. Xiao, A. Hirose

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Abstract

In compact torus injection (CTI) experiments on the STOR-M tokamak, an ion Doppler spectrometer is installed to observe the effects of CTI on toroidal plasma flows. The intrinsic toroidal flow in ohmic discharges without CTI is sheared with counter plasma current flow in the core region and co-current direction at the periphery. With tangential CTI along the co-current direction, the flow velocity in the core region decreases by more than 5 km s-1, while in the periphery the flow velocity increases by 3-4 km s-1. These data indicate that the observed flow change is due to the injection of toroidal momentum. Density increase and high soft x-ray emission after CTI are observed during the changes in the toroidal flow.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035003
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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