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Temporal behaviour of toroidal rotation velocity in the TCABR tokamak
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2009 (English)In: Nuclear Fusion, ISSN 0029-5515, E-ISSN 1741-4326, Vol. 49, no 11Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A new method for determining the temporal evolution of plasma rotation is reported in this work. The method is based upon the detection of two different portions of the spectral profile of a plasma impurity line, using a monochromator with two photomultipliers installed at the exit slits. The plasma rotation velocity is determined by the ratio of the two detected signals. The measured toroidal rotation velocities of C III (4647.4 angstrom) and C VI (5290.6 angstrom), at different radial positions in TCABR discharges, show good agreement, within experimental uncertainty, with previous results (Severo et al 2003 Nucl. Fusion 43 1047). In particular, they confirm that the plasma core rotates in the direction opposite to the plasma current, while near the plasma edge (r/a > 0.9) the rotation is in the same direction. This technique was also used to investigate the dependence of toroidal rotation on the poloidal position of gas puffing. The results show that there is no dependence for the plasma core, while for plasma edge (r/a > 0.9) some dependence is observed.

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2009. Vol. 49, no 11
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plasma rotation, electric-field, confinement, inversion, transport
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18982DOI: 10.1088/0029-5515/49/11/115026ISI: 000272077800027ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70449107262OAI: diva2:337029
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2011-01-19Bibliographically approved

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