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Abstract

A complete system of transport equations with all the important perpendicular currents is derived for the simulation of tokamak edge plasma. These transport equations are implemented in the B2.5 code and solved for the parameters of the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak. The relative roles of different mechanisms of transverse conductivity in the formation of the potential profile are studied. It is demonstrated that a reasonable potential distribution in the tokamak edge plasma can be obtained without an ad hoc assumption of the existence of the anomalous perpendicular conductivity. The role of E x B drifts in the redistribution of edge plasma and closing of the currents in the plasma is analysed.

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Authors: ROZHANSKY V.A, St. Petersburg State Technical University, St. Petersburg, (RU);VOSKOBOYNIKOV S.P, St. Petersburg State Technical University, St. Petersburg, (RU);KAVEEVA E.G, St. Petersburg State Technical University, St. Petersburg, (RU);COSTER D.P, Max-Planck-Institut f³r Plasmaphysik/Euratom Association, Garching (DE);SCNEIDER R, Max-Planck-Institut f³r Plasmaphysik, Teilinstitut Greifswald/ Euratom Association, Greifswald (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Nuclear Fusion. Vol.41, no. 4 (2001) pp367-401
Availability: An article published in: Nuclear Fusion. Vol.41, no. 4 (2001) pp367-401
Record Number: 200013443 / Last updated on: 2001-06-27
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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