Study of heat flux deposition on the limiter of the Tore Supra tokamakFunded under: FP7-EURATOM
On the limiter of Tore Supra, the heat loads map computed from deconvolution of IR surface temperatures shows good agreement with calorimetry measurements. This experimental heat pattern allows deducing the heat fluxes in the scrape-off layer using a 3D magnetic calculation and assuming only parallel heat transport along field lines. This calculation leads to an underestimation of the power circulating in the edge plasma according to the power balance, similarly to RFA measurements. The comparison between experimental heat loads on the limiter and modelling also shows a spreading of heat fluxes near the LCFS that cannot be explained only by parallel transport in the SOL.
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: 18th International Conference on Plasma-Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Device Organised by: Laboratorio Nacional de Fusión Held in: Toledo (ES)
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Record Number: 200910362 / Last updated on: 2009-09-22
Original language: en
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