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3D simulations of gas puff effects on edge plasma and ICRF coupling in JET
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
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Number of Authors: 12362017 (English)In: Nuclear Fusion, ISSN 0029-5515, E-ISSN 1741-4326, Vol. 57, no 5, article id 056042Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Recent JET (ITER-Like Wall) experiments have shown that the fueling gas puffed from different locations of the vessel can result in different scrape-off layer (SOL) density profiles and therefore different radio frequency (RF) coupling. To reproduce the experimental observations, to understand the associated physics and to optimize the gas puff methods, we have carried out three-dimensional (3D) simulations with the EMC3-EIRENE code in JET-ILW including a realistic description of the vessel geometry and the gas injection modules (GIMs) configuration. Various gas puffing methods have been investigated, in which the location of gas fueling is the only variable parameter. The simulation results are in quantitative agreement with the experimental measurements. They confirm that compared to divertor gas fueling, mid-plane gas puffing increases the SOL density most significantly but locally, while top gas puffing increases it uniformly in toroidal direction but to a lower degree. Moreover, the present analysis corroborates the experimental findings that combined gas puff scenarios-based on distributed main chamber gas puffing-can be effective in increasing the RF coupling for multiple antennas simultaneously. The results indicate that the spreading of the gas, the local ionization and the transport of the ionized gas along the magnetic field lines connecting the local gas cloud in front of the GIMs to the antennas are responsible for the enhanced SOL density and thus the larger RF coupling.

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Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), 2017. Vol. 57, no 5, article id 056042
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gas puffing, ICRF coupling, 3D simulation, edge plasma, JET
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Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-399843DOI: 10.1088/1741-4326/aa6817ISI: 000399124600001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-399843DiVA, id: diva2:1379912
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For complete list of authors see http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aa6817

Available from: 2019-12-17 Created: 2019-12-17 Last updated: 2019-12-17Bibliographically approved

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Andersson Sundén, ErikBinda, FedericoCecconello, MarcoConroy, SeanDzysiuk, NataliiaEricsson, GöranEriksson, JacobHellesen, CarlHjalmarsson, AndersPossnert, GöranSjöstrand, HenrikSkiba, MateuszWeiszflog, Matthias

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