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The ergodic divertor (ED) of Tore Supra has been shown to diminish core impurity contamination. To assess this effect on injected neon a scan in ED perturbation intensity is reported. Spectroscopic observations of neon on an ED neutralizer plate (NP) show that the penetration of low neon ionization stages increases with the perturbation intensity while the ratio of the edge to central neon density increases. A scan in volume average density is also reported, showing that, at maximum ED pertubation, the carbon penetration decreases with increasing densities up to values close to detachment. Modelling of these experiments with the 2D code IMPEN and the 3D code BBQ shows the importance of a realistic description of the neutral source of n(e) and T(e) in the vicinity of the NP.

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Authors: GUIRLET R, CEA Cadarache (FR);DEMICHELIS C, CEA Cadarache (FR);GHENDRIH P, CEA Cadarache (FR);GROSMAN A, CEA Cadarache (FR);GUILHEM D, CEA Cadarache (FR);MESLIN B, CEA Cadarache (FR);MONIER-GARBET P, CEA Cadarache (FR);HOGAN J, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (US);CHERIGIER L, PIIM, Marseille (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 266-269 (1999), 513-519
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