Transport modelling including radial electric field and plasma rotation

A. Fukuyama, Y. Fuji, K. Itoh, S. I. Itoh

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In order to study the role of the radial electric field in the tokamak transport, a one-dimensional transport code which describes the toroidal and poloidal plasma rotation as well as the radial electric field has been developed. The neoclassical transport, turbulent transport and ion orbit loss are included. Using a simple turbulent transport model with a constant diffusion coefficient and a fixed temperature profile, the density profile in a steady state and the transient behavior during the co and counter neutral beam injection are studied. More consistent analysis has been initiated with a turbulent transport model based on the current diffusive high-n ballooning mode. The enhancement of the radial electric field due to ion orbit losses and the reduction of the transport due to the poloidal rotation shear are demonstrated. The preliminary calculation indicates a sensitive temperature dependence of the density profile.

Original languageEnglish
Article number021
Pages (from-to)A159-A164
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number7 A
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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