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The Tore Supra ergodic divertor (ED) screening efficiency has been investigated in density regime experiments. The ED screening efficiency is analysed by using the tightness concept, which is the ratio of the density on the ED neutralizer plates to the volume averaged plasma density. Tightness is studied as a function of different plasma edge parameters, such as T(div), ED magnetic perturbation (Delta), plasma composition, location of recycling source, and additional power. Tightness is shown to increase with Delta, P(0.55/div)/(1-Fr){1.22}, and 1/T(0.5/div). These trends are well explained by a simple 0-D model, where the particle confinement time in the ergodized peripheral region is very small. Finally, tightness increases with the power conducted onto the ED plates. Since ED plasmas have low P(div), their tightness value remains low compared to that obtained with axisymmetric divertors for which P(div) is considerably larger. Increasing P(div) will result in an improved tightness and a better particle control.

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Authors: GRISOLA C ET AL, DRFC, CEA, Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vol.290-293 (2001), pp.863-866
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