Critical assessment of ion loss mechanisms for L-H transition
Monte Carlo ion simulation of the tokamak edge, based on the neo-classical radial current balance, shows that a considerable E X B shear, relevant for turbulence suppression, can be generated by orbit losses. In contrast to earlier orbit loss models, no spontaneous bifurcation of the radial electric field Er is found. However, a bifurcation and a solitary Er generation are found in simulations with electrode polarization.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Plasma Physics Controlled Fusion, Vol. 42 (2000) pp. A185-A190
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Record Number: 200012122 / Last updated on: 2000-07-12
Original language: en
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