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Abstract

Electron transport coefficients have been determined in the W7-AS stellerator. The diffusion and convection coefficients were obtained by modulating the gas feed into the plasma and by measuring the propagation of the density perturbation. The experiments were carried ou at a variety of plasma densities, heating powers and magnetic fields. The results are summarized in the form of a scaling expression for the diffusion coefficient. Transient inward convection was found in the boundary plasma. This convection plays a minor role in the core plasma except with higher heating power, where outward convection was observed. The results are compared with earlier W7-AS transport results.

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Authors: MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUR PLASMAPHYSIK, ;GARCHING (DE), ;HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, ;ESPOO (FI),
Bibliographic Reference: Nuclear Fusion (2000)3, 365-378
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