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A Monte Carlo method has been developed that uses 2 different coordinate systems to model the transport phenomena in the edge plasma of stellarators taking into account the complex magnetic field topology in the stellarator periphery. A self consistent 2-dimensional model is used to investigate the effect of magnetic islands and injected impurities on the transport in the plasma edge. The profiles of the temperature and densities of the plasma, the impurities and the neutral hydrogen particles are calculated for different values of the anomalous perpendicular diffusion coefficient and the impurity source strength and different injection methods. The results show that the existence of magnetic islands significantly influences the transport in the stellarator periphery, and that the injection of impurities into the magnetic island region leads to effective plasma cooling and lowering of the energy flux to the target.

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Authors: RUNOW A, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Moscow (SU);SÜNDER D, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE);SUNDER D, Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik, Garching bei Munchen (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 8/8 EN (1995) 23pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 85748 Garching bei München (DE)
Record Number: 199610161 / Last updated on: 1996-03-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en