An edge transport barrier (ETB) formation and an improved L-mode (IL mode) have been simultaneously realized in the high density region (n̄e ∼ 1.2 × 1020m?3) on the Compact Helical System (CHS). When the ETB is formed during the IL mode, the density reduction in the edge region is suppressed by the barrier formation. As a result of the continuous increase in the temperature by the IL mode, the stored energy during the combined mode increased up to the maximum stored energy (Wp ∼ 9.4 kJ) recorded in the CHS experiments. The plasma pressure in the peripheral region increases up to three times compared with the L-mode, and the large edge plasma pressure gradient is formed accompanying the pedestal structure. This is caused by the anomalous transport reduction that is confirmed by the sharp drop in the density fluctuation in the edge region. The neutral particle density reduction in the peripheral region and the metallic impurity accumulation in the core plasma are simultaneously observed during the high density ETB formation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics