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Title: Plasma detachment in divertor tokamaks

Abstract

In this study, observations of divertor plasma detachment in tokamaks are reviewed. Plasma detachment is characterized in terms of transport and dissipation of power, momentum and particle flux along the open field lines from the midplane to the divertor. Asymmetries in detachment onset and other characteristics between the inboard and outboard divertor plasmas is found to be primarily driven by plasma $$\vec{E}$$ x $$\vec{B}$$ drifts. The effect of divertor plate geometry and magnetic configuration on divertor detachment is summarized. Control of divertor detachment has progressed with a development of a number of diagnostics to characterize the detached state in real-time. Finally the compatibility of detached divertor operation with high performance core plasmas is examined.

Authors:
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  1. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
U.S. Dept. of Energy
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
OSTI Identifier:
1432037
Grant/Contract Number:  
FC02-04ER54698
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 60; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0741-3335
Publisher:
IOP Science
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Leonard, A. W.. Plasma detachment in divertor tokamaks. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1088/1361-6587/aaa7a9.
Leonard, A. W.. Plasma detachment in divertor tokamaks. United States. doi:10.1088/1361-6587/aaa7a9.
Leonard, A. W.. Wed . "Plasma detachment in divertor tokamaks". United States. doi:10.1088/1361-6587/aaa7a9.
@article{osti_1432037,
title = {Plasma detachment in divertor tokamaks},
author = {Leonard, A. W.},
abstractNote = {In this study, observations of divertor plasma detachment in tokamaks are reviewed. Plasma detachment is characterized in terms of transport and dissipation of power, momentum and particle flux along the open field lines from the midplane to the divertor. Asymmetries in detachment onset and other characteristics between the inboard and outboard divertor plasmas is found to be primarily driven by plasma $\vec{E}$ x $\vec{B}$ drifts. The effect of divertor plate geometry and magnetic configuration on divertor detachment is summarized. Control of divertor detachment has progressed with a development of a number of diagnostics to characterize the detached state in real-time. Finally the compatibility of detached divertor operation with high performance core plasmas is examined.},
doi = {10.1088/1361-6587/aaa7a9},
journal = {Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion},
number = 4,
volume = 60,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 07 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Wed Feb 07 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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