Ion internal transport barrier in neutral beam heated plasmas on HL-2A

D. L. Yu, Y. L. Wei, L. Liu, J. Q. Dong, K. Ida, K. Itoh, A. P. Sun, J. Y. Cao, Z. B. Shi, Z. X. Wang, Y. Xiao, B. S. Yuan, H. R. Du, X. X. He, W. J. Chen, Q. Ma, Sanae Itoh, K. J. Zhao, Y. Zhou, J. WangX. Q. Ji, W. L. Zhong, Y. G. Li, J. M. Gao, W. Deng, Yi Liu, Y. Xu, L. W. Yan, Q. W. Yang, X. T. Ding, X. R. Duan, Yong Liu

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Ion internal transport barriers (iITBs) are first observed in neutral beam injection (NBI) heated plasmas at the HL-2A tokamak. The position of the barrier foot, in the stationary state, coincides with the q = 1 surface within its uncertainty of measurement. iITBs can develop more easily at the beginning of NBI heating. Also, iITBs are unstable for the sawtooth plasma. Simulations reveal that the thermal diffusivity of ions (χ i) inside the barrier can be as low as the neoclassical level. It is observed that the flow shear in the stationary iITB state reaches the level required for suppressing the ion temperature gradient mode instability, which indicates the important role of flow shear in sustaining the iITB.

Original languageEnglish
Article number056003
JournalNuclear Fusion
Volume56
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 31 2016

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neutral beams
ions
beam injection
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thermal diffusivity
ion temperature
temperature gradients
heating
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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Yu, D. L., Wei, Y. L., Liu, L., Dong, J. Q., Ida, K., Itoh, K., ... Liu, Y. (2016). Ion internal transport barrier in neutral beam heated plasmas on HL-2A. Nuclear Fusion, 56(5), [056003]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0029-5515/56/5/056003

Ion internal transport barrier in neutral beam heated plasmas on HL-2A. / Yu, D. L.; Wei, Y. L.; Liu, L.; Dong, J. Q.; Ida, K.; Itoh, K.; Sun, A. P.; Cao, J. Y.; Shi, Z. B.; Wang, Z. X.; Xiao, Y.; Yuan, B. S.; Du, H. R.; He, X. X.; Chen, W. J.; Ma, Q.; Itoh, Sanae; Zhao, K. J.; Zhou, Y.; Wang, J.; Ji, X. Q.; Zhong, W. L.; Li, Y. G.; Gao, J. M.; Deng, W.; Liu, Yi; Xu, Y.; Yan, L. W.; Yang, Q. W.; Ding, X. T.; Duan, X. R.; Liu, Yong.

In: Nuclear Fusion, Vol. 56, No. 5, 056003, 31.03.2016.

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Yu, DL, Wei, YL, Liu, L, Dong, JQ, Ida, K, Itoh, K, Sun, AP, Cao, JY, Shi, ZB, Wang, ZX, Xiao, Y, Yuan, BS, Du, HR, He, XX, Chen, WJ, Ma, Q, Itoh, S, Zhao, KJ, Zhou, Y, Wang, J, Ji, XQ, Zhong, WL, Li, YG, Gao, JM, Deng, W, Liu, Y, Xu, Y, Yan, LW, Yang, QW, Ding, XT, Duan, XR & Liu, Y 2016, 'Ion internal transport barrier in neutral beam heated plasmas on HL-2A', Nuclear Fusion, vol. 56, no. 5, 056003. https://doi.org/10.1088/0029-5515/56/5/056003
Yu, D. L. ; Wei, Y. L. ; Liu, L. ; Dong, J. Q. ; Ida, K. ; Itoh, K. ; Sun, A. P. ; Cao, J. Y. ; Shi, Z. B. ; Wang, Z. X. ; Xiao, Y. ; Yuan, B. S. ; Du, H. R. ; He, X. X. ; Chen, W. J. ; Ma, Q. ; Itoh, Sanae ; Zhao, K. J. ; Zhou, Y. ; Wang, J. ; Ji, X. Q. ; Zhong, W. L. ; Li, Y. G. ; Gao, J. M. ; Deng, W. ; Liu, Yi ; Xu, Y. ; Yan, L. W. ; Yang, Q. W. ; Ding, X. T. ; Duan, X. R. ; Liu, Yong. / Ion internal transport barrier in neutral beam heated plasmas on HL-2A. In: Nuclear Fusion. 2016 ; Vol. 56, No. 5.
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