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Title: Minimum magnetic curvature for resilient divertors using Compact Toroidal Hybrid geometry

Abstract

The properties of resilient divertors are explored using equilibria derived from Compact Toroidal Hybrid (CTH) geometries. Resilience is defined here as the robustness of the strike point patterns as the plasma geometry and/or plasma profiles are changed. The addition of plasma current in the CTH configurations significantly alters the shape of the last closed flux surface and the rotational transform profile, however, it does not alter the strike point pattern on the target plates, and hence has resilient divertor features. The limits of when a configuration transforms to a resilient configuration is then explored. New CTH-like configurations are generated that vary from a perfectly circular cross section to configurations with increasing amounts of toroidal shaping. It is found that even small amounts of toroidal shaping lead to strike point localization that is similar to the standard CTH configuration. Lastly, these results show that only a small degree of three-dimensional shaping is necessary to produce a resilient divertor, implying that any highly shaped optimized stellarator will possess the resilient divertor property.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3]
  1. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Auburn Univ., AL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1426567
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; FG02-93ER54222
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 60; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0741-3335
Publisher:
IOP Science
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; stellarator; divertor; resilient; CTH

Citation Formats

Bader, Aaron, Hegna, C. C., Cianciosa, Mark R., and Hartwell, G. J. Minimum magnetic curvature for resilient divertors using Compact Toroidal Hybrid geometry. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1088/1361-6587/aab1ea.
Bader, Aaron, Hegna, C. C., Cianciosa, Mark R., & Hartwell, G. J. Minimum magnetic curvature for resilient divertors using Compact Toroidal Hybrid geometry. United States. doi:10.1088/1361-6587/aab1ea.
Bader, Aaron, Hegna, C. C., Cianciosa, Mark R., and Hartwell, G. J. Fri . "Minimum magnetic curvature for resilient divertors using Compact Toroidal Hybrid geometry". United States. doi:10.1088/1361-6587/aab1ea. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1426567.
@article{osti_1426567,
title = {Minimum magnetic curvature for resilient divertors using Compact Toroidal Hybrid geometry},
author = {Bader, Aaron and Hegna, C. C. and Cianciosa, Mark R. and Hartwell, G. J.},
abstractNote = {The properties of resilient divertors are explored using equilibria derived from Compact Toroidal Hybrid (CTH) geometries. Resilience is defined here as the robustness of the strike point patterns as the plasma geometry and/or plasma profiles are changed. The addition of plasma current in the CTH configurations significantly alters the shape of the last closed flux surface and the rotational transform profile, however, it does not alter the strike point pattern on the target plates, and hence has resilient divertor features. The limits of when a configuration transforms to a resilient configuration is then explored. New CTH-like configurations are generated that vary from a perfectly circular cross section to configurations with increasing amounts of toroidal shaping. It is found that even small amounts of toroidal shaping lead to strike point localization that is similar to the standard CTH configuration. Lastly, these results show that only a small degree of three-dimensional shaping is necessary to produce a resilient divertor, implying that any highly shaped optimized stellarator will possess the resilient divertor property.},
doi = {10.1088/1361-6587/aab1ea},
journal = {Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion},
issn = {0741-3335},
number = 5,
volume = 60,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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