Overview of transport and MHD stability study: Focusing on the impact of magnetic field topology in the Large Helical Device

K. Ida, K. Nagaoka, S. Inagaki, H. Kasahara, T. Evans, M. Yoshinuma, K. Kamiya, S. Ohdach, M. Osakabe, M. Kobayashi, S. Sudo, K. Itoh, T. Akiyama, M. Emoto, A. Dinklage, X. Du, K. Fujii, M. Goto, T. Goto, M. HasuoC. Hidalgo, K. Ichiguchi, A. Ishizawa, M. Jakubowski, G. Kawamura, D. Kato, S. Morita, K. Mukai, I. Murakami, S. Murakami, Y. Narushima, M. Nunami, N. Ohno, N. Pablant, S. Sakakibara, T. Seki, T. Shimozuma, M. Shoji, K. Tanaka, T. Tokuzawa, Y. Todo, H. Wang, M. Yokoyama, H. Yamada, Y. Takeiri, T. Mutoh, S. Imagawa, T. Mito, Y. Nagayama, K. Y. Watanabe, N. Ashikawa, H. Chikaraishi, A. Ejiri, M. Furukawa, T. Fujita, S. Hamaguchi, H. Igami, M. Isobe, S. Masuzaki, T. Morisaki, G. Motojima, K. Nagasaki, H. Nakano, Y. Oya, C. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, R. Sakamoto, M. Sakamoto, A. Sanpei, H. Takahashi, H. Tsuchiya, M. Tokitani, Y. Ueda, Y. Yoshimura, S. Yamamoto, K. Nishimura, H. Sugama, T. Yamamoto, H. Idei, A. Isayama, S. Kitajima, S. Masamune, K. Shinohara, P. S. Bawankar, E. Bernard, M. Von Berkel, H. Funaba, X. L. Huang, T. Ii, T. Ido, K. Ikeda, S. Kamio, R. Kumazawa, T. Kobayashi, C. Moon, S. Muto, J. Miyazawa, T. Ming, Y. Nakamura, S. Nishimura, K. Ogawa, T. Ozaki, T. Oishi, M. Ohno, S. Pandya, A. Shimizu, R. Seki, R. Sano, K. Saito, H. Sakaue, Y. Takemura, K. Tsumori, N. Tamura, H. Tanaka, K. Toi, B. Wieland, I. Yamada, R. Yasuhara, H. Zhang, O. Kaneko, A. Komori

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    Abstract

    The progress in the understanding of the physics and the concurrent parameter extension in the large helical device since the last IAEA-FEC, in 2012 (Kaneko O et al 2013 Nucl. Fusion 53 095024), is reviewed. Plasma with high ion and electron temperatures (Ti(0)∼Te(0)∼6keV) with simultaneous ion and electron internal transport barriers is obtained by controlling recycling and heating deposition. A sign flip of the nondiffusive term of impurity/momentum transport (residual stress and convection flow) is observed, which is associated with the formation of a transport barrier. The impact of the topology of three-dimensional magnetic fields (stochastic magnetic fields and magnetic islands) on heat momentum, particle/impurity transport and magnetohydrodynamic stability is also discussed. In the steady state operation, a 48min discharge with a line-averaged electron density of 1 1019m-3 and with high electron and ion temperatures (Ti(0)∼Te(0)∼2keV), resulting in 3.36GJ of input energy, is achieved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number104018
    JournalNuclear Fusion
    Volume55
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 30 2015

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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