Heat transport modelling in EXTRAP T2R
2009 (English)In: Nuclear Fusion, ISSN 0029-5515, E-ISSN 1741-4326, Vol. 49, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A model to estimate the heat transport in the EXTRAP T2R reversed field pinch (RFP) is described. The model, based on experimental and theoretical results, divides the RFP electron heat diffusivity chi(e) into three regions, one in the plasma core, where chi(e) is assumed to be determined by the tearing modes, one located around the reversal radius, where chi(e) is assumed not dependent on the magnetic fluctuations and one in the extreme edge, where high chi(e) is assumed. The absolute values of the core and of the reversal chi(e) are determined by simulating the electron temperature and the soft x-ray and by comparing the simulated signals with the experimental ones. The model is used to estimate the heat diffusivity and the energy confinement time during the flat top of standard plasmas, of deep F plasmas and of plasmas obtained with the intelligent shell.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 49, no 2
reversed-field-pinch, confinement, rfx, configurations, operation, tokamak, plasma
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18160DOI: 10.1088/0029-5515/49/2/025002ISI: 000263186300004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-63649087355OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-18160DiVA: diva2:336206
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-052010-12-21Bibliographically approved