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Title: Gyrokinetic study of the impact of the electron to ion heating ratio on the turbulent diffusion of highly charged impurities

A gyrokinetic study based on numerical and analytical calculations is presented, which computes the dependence of the turbulent diffusion of highly charged impurities on the ratio of the electron to the ion heat flux of the plasma. Nonlinear simulations show that the size of the turbulent diffusion of heavy impurities can vary by one order of magnitude with fixed total heat flux and is an extremely sensitive function of the electron to ion heat flux ratio. Numerical linear calculations are found to reproduce the nonlinear results. Thereby, a quasi-linear analytical approach is used to explain the origin of this dependence.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, D-85748 Garching (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22486431
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; DIFFUSION; ELECTRONS; HEAT FLUX; IMPURITIES; MULTICHARGED IONS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PLASMA HEATING; PLASMA SIMULATION