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The gas target hypothesis is evaluated as an explanation for the detached plasma state which can occur under certain operating conditions in divertor tokamaks. For sufficiently low electron temperature of the divertor plasma the recycling neutrals could, via elastic and charge exchange collisions, cause sufficient momentum loss to the plasma flow toward the plate, that the plasma outflow rate would be reduced for fixed upstream plasma conditions, i.e. the particle confinement time would be increased. The necessary conditions for the divertor plasma to form such a self-sustained gaseous target are considered.

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Authors: STANGEBY P C, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(93)13 EN (1993) 22 pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 199310911 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en