The edge ion heat transport is analyzed in ASDEX Upgrade (AUG) by combining a comprehensive set of pedestal measurements with both interpretive and predictive modelling. The experimentally determined ion heat diffusivities, Xi, are compared with neoclassical theory and the impact of edge localized modes (ELMs) on the edge ion heat transport level is studied in detail. Pedestal matching experiments in deuterium and hydrogen plasmas show that the inter-ELM pedestal Xi remains close to the neoclassical value. The additional power needed in hydrogen to get similar pedestal temperatures as in deuterium plasmas mostly affects the electron heat channel, i.e. the electron heat diffusivity increases while the ion heat diffusivity stays at the same level within the uncertainties. Sub-ms measurements of the edge ion temperature allows us to extend the analysis to the entire ELM cycle. During the ELM crash, the ion heat transport is increased by an order of magnitude. The perturbed heat flux increases first at the separatrix, i.e. first the separatrix ion temperature increases, leading to a flatter ion temperature gradient, followed by a decrease of the whole pedestal profile. The ion heat transport returns to its pre-ELM neoclassical level 34 ms after the ELM crash.

Asdex Upgrade Team, T., Viezzer, E., Cavedon, M., Fable, E., Laggner, F., Mcdermott, R., et al. (2018). Ion heat transport dynamics during edge localized mode cycles at ASDEX Upgrade. NUCLEAR FUSION, 58(2) [10.1088/1741-4326/aaa22f].

Ion heat transport dynamics during edge localized mode cycles at ASDEX Upgrade

Cavedon M.;
2018

Abstract

The edge ion heat transport is analyzed in ASDEX Upgrade (AUG) by combining a comprehensive set of pedestal measurements with both interpretive and predictive modelling. The experimentally determined ion heat diffusivities, Xi, are compared with neoclassical theory and the impact of edge localized modes (ELMs) on the edge ion heat transport level is studied in detail. Pedestal matching experiments in deuterium and hydrogen plasmas show that the inter-ELM pedestal Xi remains close to the neoclassical value. The additional power needed in hydrogen to get similar pedestal temperatures as in deuterium plasmas mostly affects the electron heat channel, i.e. the electron heat diffusivity increases while the ion heat diffusivity stays at the same level within the uncertainties. Sub-ms measurements of the edge ion temperature allows us to extend the analysis to the entire ELM cycle. During the ELM crash, the ion heat transport is increased by an order of magnitude. The perturbed heat flux increases first at the separatrix, i.e. first the separatrix ion temperature increases, leading to a flatter ion temperature gradient, followed by a decrease of the whole pedestal profile. The ion heat transport returns to its pre-ELM neoclassical level 34 ms after the ELM crash.
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magnetic confinement fusion; magnetohydrodynamics; plasma transport; tokamak;
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Asdex Upgrade Team, T., Viezzer, E., Cavedon, M., Fable, E., Laggner, F., Mcdermott, R., et al. (2018). Ion heat transport dynamics during edge localized mode cycles at ASDEX Upgrade. NUCLEAR FUSION, 58(2) [10.1088/1741-4326/aaa22f].
Asdex Upgrade Team, T; Viezzer, E; Cavedon, M; Fable, E; Laggner, F; Mcdermott, R; Galdon-Quiroga, J; Dunne, M; Kappatou, A; Angioni, C; Cano-Megias, P; Cruz-Zabala, D; Dux, R; Putterich, T; Ryter, F; Wolfrum, E
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