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Influence of the electric and magnetic shears on tokamak transport

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Author(s):
Rosalem, K. C. [1] ; Roberto, M. [1] ; Caldas, I. L. [2]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Tecnol & Aeronaut, Dept Fis, BR-12228900 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, BR-05315970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: NUCLEAR FUSION; v. 54, n. 6 JUN 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

We applied a non-integrable drift-kinetic model, valid for large aspect ratio tokamaks, to investigate plasma edge particle transport driven by drift waves. Particle transport is obtained from the chaotic trajectories obtained by numerically integrating the canonical equations of motion, for the total flow formed by the equilibrium sheared flow and few dominant resonant drift waves propagating in the sheared equilibrium magnetic field. Thus, we investigate the transport dependence on the radial profiles of the electric and magnetic fields and show that radial particle transport at the plasma edge can be reduced by properly modifying the electric and magnetic shear profiles. For non-monotonic radial electric fields, we also observe non-twist transport barriers with shearless invariants identified by extremum values of the rotation number profiles of the invariant curves. The observed non-twist barriers are modified by the magnetic shear and persist for magnetic shear variations expected in present tokamaks. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/03401-6 - Transport of magnetic field lines and particles in tokamaks and plasma modeling for deposition and etching
Grantee:Marisa Roberto
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/19296-1 - Nonlinear dynamics
Grantee:Iberê Luiz Caldas
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants