JET energy confinement in the hot-electron mode
The question of the effect of alpha-particle heating in burning plasmas is addressed. For a series of JETTO simulations, in which the electron heating was increased, the response of a JET plasma was evaluated using the concept of stiffness. The plasma used displays a stiff response to higher power depositions, especially for the electrons. As the electron temperature rises the ion temperature drops partly due to a feedback loop which amplifies the ion heat diffusivity. In addition the results suggests that the trapped electron mode drives much of the ion heat transport in the hot electron-mode.
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: Theory of Fusion Plasmas Joint Varenna-Lausanne Int. Workshop Organised by: Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Association EURATOM - Confederation Suisse Held at: Villa Monastero, Varenna (IT)
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Record Number: 200417741 / Last updated on: 2004-11-02
Original language: en
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