Two species drag/diffusion model for energetic particle-driven modes

Two species drag/diffusion model for energetic particle-driven modes

Two species drag/diffusion model for energetic particle-driven modes 150 150 Mathew
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Two species drag/diffusion model for energetic particle-driven modes

A nonlinear bump-on-tail model for the growth and saturation of energetic particle driven plasma waves has been extended to include two populations of fast particles - one dominated by dynamical friction at the resonance and the other by velocity space diffusion. The resulting temporal evolution of the wave amplitude and frequency depends on the relative weight of the two populations. This suggests an explanation for recent observations on the TJ-II stellarator, where Alfven Eigenmodes transition between steady state and bursting as the magnetic configuration varied. The two species model is then applied to burning plasma with drag-dominated alpha particles and diffusion-dominated ICRH accelerated minority ions.

Collection:
Journals
Journal:
Physics of Plasmas
Publisher:
AIP
Published date:
12/01/2017