Two dimensionally steep structure of the electric field in tokamak H-mode

N. Kasuya, K. Itoh

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

2 被引用数 (Scopus)


The formation of a poloidal shock structure is predicted in H-mode transport barriers, which must be taken into account for transport analyses to clarify the rapid formation mechanism of the H-mode pedestal. The analyses are carried out with edge plasmas in tokamak H-modes, which are induced either spontaneously or by electrode biasing. Two-dimensional structures of the potential, density and flow velocity are calculated with the momentum conservation equation. The validity of one-dimensional L/H transition theory and the iterative process to obtain the two-dimensional structure are confirmed by our analysis. A steep electric field structure both in the radial and poloidal directions induces radial ion fluxes, which increase in the H-mode transport barrier. If the Boltzmann relation is violated, radial electron fluxes are induced. A transport model is constructed, including generation of particle fluxes associated with the two-dimensional structure and reduction of anomalous transport by the steep gradient of the radial electric field. A self-consistent evolution of the density profile is calculated in the L/H transition, which clarifies that the generation of particle fluxes accelerates the density pedestal formation.

ジャーナルNuclear Fusion
出版ステータス出版済み - 3月 1 2008

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学
  • 凝縮系物理学


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