TITLE

Force balance and ion particle transport differences in high and low confinement tokamak edge pedestals

AUTHOR(S)
Stacey, W. M.; Groebner, R. J.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Nov2010, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p112512
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The various terms in the radial force balance in the edge plasma are evaluated using experimental data from the low (L) and high (H) confinement phase of a DIII-D [J. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion 42, 614 (2002)] discharge in order to investigate the differences in the radial force balance among the several electromagnetic and pressure gradient forces in L-mode and H-mode. The roles of cross-field toroidal momentum transport and of a radial pinch velocity in determining different radial particle fluxes in L-mode and H-mode are elucidated.
ACCESSION #
55509427

 

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