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Delineating the magnetic field line escape pattern and stickiness in a poloidally diverted tokamak

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Autor(es):
Martins, Caroline G. L. [1, 2] ; Roberto, M. [1] ; Caldas, I. L. [3]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Inst Tecnol Aeronaut, Dept Fis, BR-12228900 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Texas Austin, Inst Fus Studies, Dept Phys, Austin, TX 78712 - USA
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, BR-05315970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Physics of Plasmas; v. 21, n. 8 AUG 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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We analyze a Hamiltonian model with five wire loops that delineates magnetic surfaces of tokamaks with poloidal divertor. Non-axisymmetric magnetic perturbations are added by external coils, similar to the correction coils that have been installed or designed in present tokamaks. To show the influence of magnetic perturbations on the field line escape, we integrate numerically the field line differential equations and obtain the footprints and deposition patterns on the divertor plate. Moreover, we show that the homoclinic tangle describes the deposition patterns in the divertor plate, agreeing with results observed in sophisticated simulation codes. Additionally, we show that while chaotic lines escape to the divertor plates, some of them are trapped, for many toroidal turns, in complex structures around magnetic islands, embedded in the chaotic region, giving rise to stickiness evidences characteristic of chaotic Hamiltonian systems. Finally, we introduce a random collisional term to the field line mapping to investigate stickiness alterations due to particle collisions. Within this model, we conclude that, even reduced by collisions, the observed trapping still influences the field line transport. The results obtained for our numerical estimations indicate that the reported trapping may affect the transport in present tokamaks. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/13162-0 - Topologia de Campos Magnéticos em Tokamaks
Beneficiário:Caroline Gameiro Lopes Martins
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 13/03401-6 - Transporte de linhas de campo magnético e de partículas em tokamaks e modelagem de plasmas para estudo de deposição e corrosão
Beneficiário:Marisa Roberto
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular