Two-dimensional analysis of limiter/divertor transition in scrape-off layer plasmas

N. Ueda, K. Itoh, S. I. Itoh

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The structures of scrape-off layer and divertor plasmas have been studied numerically with a neutral code and a two-dimensional fluid code. Doublet-III is taken as an example for an open divertor configuration. A decisive parameter is the distance between the plasma surface (determined by the magnetic separatrix) and the limiter, which is varied in order to assess the interaction of the plasma with the limiter as well as the effect of neutrals on the main plasma. The minimum value of the limiter clearance needed to prevent plasma-limiter interaction is determined. The scaling of the edge temperature and the dependence of the e-folding length of the scrape-off layer plasma on the heating power are obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-184
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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