The effect of magnetic field configuration on particle pinch velocity in compact helical system (CHS)

H. Iguchi, K. Ida, H. Yamada, K. Itoh, S. I. Itoh, K. Matsuoka, S. Okamura, H. Sanuki, I. Yamada, H. Takenaga, K. Uchino, K. Muraoka

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Abstract

Radial particle transport has been experimentally studied in the low-aspect-ratio heliotron/torsatron device CHS. A non-diffusive outward particle flow (inverse pinch) is observed in the magnetic configuration with the magnetic axis shifted outward, while an inward pinch, like in tokamaks, is observed with the magnetic axis shifted inward. This change in the direction of anomalous particle flow is not due to the reversal of temperature gradient nor the radial electric field. The observation suggests that the particle pinch velocity is sensitive to the magnetic field structure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number001
Pages (from-to)1091-1097
Number of pages7
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Volume36
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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