Far scrape-off layer particle and heat fluxes in high density: High power scenarios

H. W. Müller, M. Bernert, D. Carralero, A. Kallenbach, B. Kurzan, A. Scarabosio, B. Sieglin, Laust Emil Hjerrild Tophøj, N. Vianello, E. Wolfrum

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Abstract

The far scrape-off layer transport is studied in ASDEX Upgrade H-mode discharges with high divertor neutral density N0,div, high power across the separatrix Psep and nitrogen seeding to control the divertor temperature. Such conditions are expected for ITER but usually not investigated in terms of turbulent SOL transport. At high N0,div and Psep the H-mode discharges enter a regime of high cross-field particle and power transport in the SOL which is accompanied by a significant change of the turbulence characteristic analogous to the transition from conductive to convective transport in L-mode. Parallel particle and power flux densities of several 1023 m−2 s−1 and 10 MW m−2 have been detected about ∼40 to 45 mm outside the separatrix mapped to the outer mid-plane. The particle flux fall-off length reached up to 45 mm. This paper presents for the first time an empirical condition to enter the high transport regime in H-mode and the relation of this regime to changes in the filamentary transport.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPLASMA-SURFACE INTERACTIONS 21 : Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Plasma-Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices Kanazawa, Japan May 26-30, 2014
Publication date2015
Pages739-743
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event21st International Conference on Plasma-Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices - Kanazawa, Japan
Duration: 26 May 201430 May 2014

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Plasma-Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices
CountryJapan
CityKanazawa
Period26/05/201430/05/2014
SeriesJournal of Nuclear Materials
Volume463
ISSN0022-3115

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