Effects of Radial Losses of Particle and Energy on the Stability of Detachment Front in a Divertor Plasma

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Operation under partially detached divertor (PDD) plasmas is a hopeful way in order to reduce the divertor heat load in the next generation tokamaks. The physical mechanism of PDD plasmas, however, has not fully been understood yet. We have studied them with a multi-layer one-dimensional divertor model. The PDD plasmas are successfully reproduced by introducing a neutral gas puffing model. Effect of the cross-field heat transport on the PDD plasmas is investigated. It is found that cross-field heat transport both in the SOL region and in the divertor region prevents detachment fronts from moving upstream in a detached flux tube.


  • Plasma and Fusion Research

    Plasma and Fusion Research 7(0), 2403087-2403087, 2012

    The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research


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