CALCULATION OF POLOIDAL ROTATION IN THE EDGE PLASMA OF LIMITER TOKAMAKS
The existing 2-d two-fluid code for computing the plasma profiles in the scrape-off layer of limiter tokamaks has been further developed to include the effect of poloidal rotation in the basic equations. This rotation is produced by radial electric fields which arise in the limiter shadow due to radial gradients in the Langmuir sheath potential in front of the limiter. As a consequence slight deviations from ambipolar motion must occur. A strong increase of rotation near the separatrix is connected with an electric current circuit closed via the limiter edge. The 2-d profiles of all relevant quantitites are calculated and discussed for TEXTOR-typical parameters including also the effect of limiter recycled neutrals. The results agree well with the known experimental evidence on poloidal rotation and should be transferable to all limiter tokamaks.
Bibliographic Reference: JUL-2125-D-87, AVAILABILITY: KFA, JUELICH, D
Record Number: 1989126098100 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
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