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Title: Investigation of fast particle redistribution induced by sawtooth instability in NSTX-U

Abstract

The effects of sawtooth on fast ion transport have been examined in reproducible, 2s long sawtoothing L-mode discharges during the 2016 experimental campaign on National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade (NSTX-U) [J.E. Menard et al. Nucl. Fusion (2012) 083015]. Analysis of the discharges showed that standard sawtooth models (full/partial reconnection models) in the TRANSP code were not capable to fully reproduce the fast ion redistribution induced by sawtooth crashes. Some global parameters such as neutron rate can be recovered while detailed features, e.g. distribution functions, estimated using the models were different from the experimental observation. The standard sawtooth models in TRANSP do not take into account the different effect of sawtooth crashes depending on fast ion energy and orbit type and that may cause the disagreement between experiments and simulations. In this work, the newly developed kick model has been applied to replace the standard sawtooth models for the fast ion transport. TRANSP simulation results using the kick model, taking into account the characteristics of fast ion such as energy and pitch angle, can reproduce experimental neutron rates within 10\% difference. The qualitative comparison of the measurements and synthetic diagnostics of FIDA and SSNPA using the TRANSP simulation results with kickmore » model demonstrates good agreements.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
  2. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States); Southwestern Inst. of Physics, Chengdu (China)
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Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
OSTI Identifier:
1511447
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-09CH11466; FG02-06ER54867; FG03-02ER54681
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Fusion
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Nuclear Fusion; Journal ID: ISSN 0029-5515
Publisher:
IOP Science
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

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Kim, Doohyun, Podesta, Mario, Liu, Deyong, Hao, G. Z., and Poli, Francesca M.. Investigation of fast particle redistribution induced by sawtooth instability in NSTX-U. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1088/1741-4326/ab1f20.
Kim, Doohyun, Podesta, Mario, Liu, Deyong, Hao, G. Z., & Poli, Francesca M.. Investigation of fast particle redistribution induced by sawtooth instability in NSTX-U. United States. doi:10.1088/1741-4326/ab1f20.
Kim, Doohyun, Podesta, Mario, Liu, Deyong, Hao, G. Z., and Poli, Francesca M.. Fri . "Investigation of fast particle redistribution induced by sawtooth instability in NSTX-U". United States. doi:10.1088/1741-4326/ab1f20.
@article{osti_1511447,
title = {Investigation of fast particle redistribution induced by sawtooth instability in NSTX-U},
author = {Kim, Doohyun and Podesta, Mario and Liu, Deyong and Hao, G. Z. and Poli, Francesca M.},
abstractNote = {The effects of sawtooth on fast ion transport have been examined in reproducible, 2s long sawtoothing L-mode discharges during the 2016 experimental campaign on National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade (NSTX-U) [J.E. Menard et al. Nucl. Fusion (2012) 083015]. Analysis of the discharges showed that standard sawtooth models (full/partial reconnection models) in the TRANSP code were not capable to fully reproduce the fast ion redistribution induced by sawtooth crashes. Some global parameters such as neutron rate can be recovered while detailed features, e.g. distribution functions, estimated using the models were different from the experimental observation. The standard sawtooth models in TRANSP do not take into account the different effect of sawtooth crashes depending on fast ion energy and orbit type and that may cause the disagreement between experiments and simulations. In this work, the newly developed kick model has been applied to replace the standard sawtooth models for the fast ion transport. TRANSP simulation results using the kick model, taking into account the characteristics of fast ion such as energy and pitch angle, can reproduce experimental neutron rates within 10\% difference. The qualitative comparison of the measurements and synthetic diagnostics of FIDA and SSNPA using the TRANSP simulation results with kick model demonstrates good agreements.},
doi = {10.1088/1741-4326/ab1f20},
journal = {Nuclear Fusion},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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