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Abstract

A zone of reduced anomalous diffusivity for impurities in the central region of the discharge has been reported from several tokamaks. This paper points out that this condition is not an occasional occurrence, but a very general feature. Indeed all JET cases analysed, where the experimental conditions allow adequate sensitivity and space resolution for the measurement of the impurities diffusion coefficient, show unambiguously that this quantity is close to neoclassical levels within r = 0.4a. Furthermore, from the analysis of the electron density profile in sawtooth free phases of JET discharges with moderate electron temperature, it is deduced that the electron particle diffusivity D(p) is also close to neoclassical in the same region. The values obtained for D(p) in that region during the early pre-sawtooth phases are the same as in ohmic post pellet phases.

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Authors: GIANNELLA R ET AL., JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB);HAWKES N C, UKAEA, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB);MATTIOLI M, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(91)33 EN (1991) 16 pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 199210159 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en