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Title: Ablation of high-Z material dust grains in edge plasmas of magnetic fusion devices

The model, including shielding effects of high-Z dust grain ablation in tokamak edge plasma, is presented. In a contrast to shielding models developed for pellets ablation in a hot plasma core, this model deals with the dust grain ablation in relatively cold edge plasma. Using some simplifications, a closed set of equations determining the grain ablation rate Γ is derived and analyzed both analytically and numerically. The scaling law for Γ versus grain radius and ambient plasma parameters is obtained and confirmed by the results of numerical solutions. The results obtained are compared with both dust grain models containing no shielding effects and the pellet ablation models.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, National Research Nuclear University, Kashirskoe sh., 31, 115563 Moscow (Russian Federation)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22407959
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ABLATION; ANALYTIC FUNCTIONS; DUSTS; EDGE LOCALIZED MODES; HOT PLASMA; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; NUMERICAL SOLUTION; SCALING LAWS; SHIELDING; TOKAMAK DEVICES