Self-consistent simulations of ICRH in ITB plasmas
2001 (English)In: AIP Conf. Proc.: October 29, 2001, 2001, 414-417 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
The RF power partition and power deposition on resonant ion species during ICRH depend strongly on the distribution functions of the heated ions. The distribution functions in turn depend on RF interactions and Coulomb collisions with the background plasma. It has previously been found that the finite ion orbit width, as well as the RF induced transport of resonant ions, are important for describing the distribution functions. This is particularly important in ITB plasmas, where low central current density results in broad orbits. To simulate ICRH in ITB plasmas the SELFO code has been upgraded to self-consistently calculate the wave field and the distribution functions of several ion species, including beam injected ions. Simulations of hydrogen minority heating of a deuterium, JET-like, ITB plasma have been made for different antenna phasings, with and without NBI. The distribution functions of both hydrogen and deuterium have been simulated. Finite orbit width and RF induced particle transport effects are shown to have a large impact on the partition of RF power absorption between hydrogen and deuterium, and thereby on the power transfer to the background.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. 414-417 p.
plasma radiofrequency heating, cyclotron resonance, ions, collision processes, electromagnetic wave absorption, Monte Carlo methods, antennas in plasma
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-12706DOI: 10.1063/1.1424221OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-12706DiVA: diva2:318164
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