Validations of gyrokinetic simulations of Toroidal Alfven Eigenmodes on the Joint European Torus

Validations of gyrokinetic simulations of Toroidal Alfven Eigenmodes on the Joint European Torus

Validations of gyrokinetic simulations of Toroidal Alfven Eigenmodes on the Joint European Torus 150 150 UKAEA Opendata

The Gyrokinetic Toroidal Code (GTC) has been used to study Toroidal Alfven Eigenmodes (TAEs) in high-performance plasmas. Experiments performed at the Joint European Torus, where TAEs were driven by energetic particles arising from Neutral Beams, ion cyclotron resonant heating and resonantly excited by dedicated external antennas, have been simulated. Modes driven by populations of energetic particles are observed, matching the TAE frequency seen with magnetic probes. A synthetic antenna, composed of one toroidal and two neighboring poloidal harmonics has been used to probe the modes’ damping rates and quantify mechanisms for this damping. This method was also applied to frequency and damping rate measurements of stable TAEs made by the Alfven Eigenmode Active Diagnostic in these discharges.

Collection:
Journals
Journal:
Nuclear Fusion
Publisher:
IOP (Institute of Physics)
Published date:
23/06/2021