The upgrade of the edge charge exchange recombination spectroscopy diagnostic at ASDEX Upgrade has enabled highly spatially resolved measurements of the impurity ion dynamics during an edge-localized mode cycle (ELM) with unprecedented temporal resolution, i.e. 65 μs. The increase of transport during an ELM induces a relaxation of the ion, electron edge gradients in impurity density and flows. Detailed characterization of the recovery of the edge temperature gradients reveals a difference in the ion and electron channel: the maximum ion temperature gradient is re-established on similar timescales as , which is faster than the recovery of . After the clamping of the maximum gradient, T i and T e at the pedestal top continue to rise up to the next ELM while n e stays constant which means that the temperature pedestal and the resulting pedestal pressure widen until the next ELM. The edge radial electric field E r at the ELM crash is found to reduce to typical L-mode values and its maximum recovers to its pre-ELM conditions on a similar time scale as for n e and T i. Within the uncertainties, the measurements of E r align with their neoclassical predictions for most of the ELM cycle, thus indicating that E r is dominated by collisional processes. However, between 2 and 4 ms after the ELM crash, other contributions to flow, e.g. zonal flows or ion orbit effects, could not be excluded within the uncertainties.

Asdex Upgrade Team, T., Cavedon, M., Putterich, T., Viezzer, E., Laggner, F., Burckhart, A., et al. (2017). Pedestal and e r profile evolution during an edge localized mode cycle at ASDEX Upgrade. PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION, 59(10) [10.1088/1361-6587/aa7ad0].

Pedestal and e r profile evolution during an edge localized mode cycle at ASDEX Upgrade

Cavedon M.
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2017

Abstract

The upgrade of the edge charge exchange recombination spectroscopy diagnostic at ASDEX Upgrade has enabled highly spatially resolved measurements of the impurity ion dynamics during an edge-localized mode cycle (ELM) with unprecedented temporal resolution, i.e. 65 μs. The increase of transport during an ELM induces a relaxation of the ion, electron edge gradients in impurity density and flows. Detailed characterization of the recovery of the edge temperature gradients reveals a difference in the ion and electron channel: the maximum ion temperature gradient is re-established on similar timescales as , which is faster than the recovery of . After the clamping of the maximum gradient, T i and T e at the pedestal top continue to rise up to the next ELM while n e stays constant which means that the temperature pedestal and the resulting pedestal pressure widen until the next ELM. The edge radial electric field E r at the ELM crash is found to reduce to typical L-mode values and its maximum recovers to its pre-ELM conditions on a similar time scale as for n e and T i. Within the uncertainties, the measurements of E r align with their neoclassical predictions for most of the ELM cycle, thus indicating that E r is dominated by collisional processes. However, between 2 and 4 ms after the ELM crash, other contributions to flow, e.g. zonal flows or ion orbit effects, could not be excluded within the uncertainties.
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edge gradient recovery; edge localized mode; ion temperature; radial electric field;
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Asdex Upgrade Team, T., Cavedon, M., Putterich, T., Viezzer, E., Laggner, F., Burckhart, A., et al. (2017). Pedestal and e r profile evolution during an edge localized mode cycle at ASDEX Upgrade. PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION, 59(10) [10.1088/1361-6587/aa7ad0].
Asdex Upgrade Team, T; Cavedon, M; Putterich, T; Viezzer, E; Laggner, F; Burckhart, A; Dunne, M; Fischer, R; Lebschy, A; Mink, F; Stroth, U; Willensdorfer, M; Wolfrum, E
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