Plasma rotation from momentum transport by neutrals in tokamaks

Plasma rotation from momentum transport by neutrals in tokamaks

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Plasma rotation from momentum transport by neutrals in tokamaks

Neutral atoms can strongly influence the intrinsic rotation and radial electric field at the tokamak edge. Here, we present a framework to investigate these effects when the neutrals dominate the momentum transport. We explore the parameter space numerically, using highly flexible model geometries and a state of the art kinetic solver. We find that the most important parameters controlling the toroidal rotation and electric field are the major radius where the neutrals are localized and the plasma collisionality. This offers a means to influence the rotation and electric field by, for example, varying the radial position of the X-point to change the major radius of the neutral peak.

Collection:
Journals
Journal:
Nuclear Fusion
Publisher:
IOP
Published date:
21/09/2018