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Stochastization and pump-out in edge plasma caused by edge localized modes
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Fusion Plasma Physics. KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Centres, Alfvén Laboratory Centre for Space and Fusion Plasma Physics.
2015 (English)In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, ISSN 0741-3335, E-ISSN 1361-6587, Vol. 57, no 11, 115007Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Mechanisms of current generation in edge localized mode (ELM) filaments are discussed. It is shown that dipole type currents should flow in the filaments and that these currents are short-circuited through the ambient plasma of the scrape-off layer. The steady-state monopole currents in the filaments cannot be closed through the ambient plasma and oscillatory currents with Alfven frequency should emerge instead. The dipole type currents in the filaments are sufficient to produce magnetic field perturbations which create a stochastic layer inside the edge transport barrier (ETB) region. The dynamic of penetration of the magnetic field perturbations is analyzed and it is shown that the corresponding time is comparable with the life time of the filaments. At the stage when the ETB region is stochastized by the currents of the filaments the radial electric field becomes less negative or even positive inside the ETB and the onset of outward convective flux takes place. It is shown that this outward flux could lead to the significant pump-out effect - the density decrease in the pedestal region.

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Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), 2015. Vol. 57, no 11, 115007
Keyword [en]
ELM filaments, ETB stochastization, pump-out, Electric field effects, Electric fields, Magnetic fields, Plasma theory, Plasma turbulence, Pumps, Stochastic systems, Tokamak devices, Current generation, Edge localized modes, Edge transport barriers, Magnetic field perturbations, Radial electric field, Scrape-off layer, Stochastic layers, Stochastization, Wave plasma interactions
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Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-181154DOI: 10.1088/0741-3335/57/11/115007ISI: 000374538100008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84945567200OAI: diva2:903011

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Available from: 2016-02-12 Created: 2016-01-29 Last updated: 2016-05-20Bibliographically approved

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