S. Toda and K. Itoh


Theoretical Transport Analysis of Density limit with Radial Electric Field in Helical Plasmas

Date of publication:

Nov. 2010

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22 IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, THC/P4-28


The confinement property in helical toroidal plasmas is clarified. The analysis is performed by use of the one-dimensional transport equations with the effect of the radiative loss and the radial profile of the electric field. The analytical results in the edge region show the steep gradient in the electron temperature, which indicates the transport barrier formation. Because of the rapid increase of the radiative loss at the low electron temperature, the anomalous heat diffusivity is reduced near the edge. Next, the efficiency of the heating power input in the presence of the radiative loss is studied. The scaling of the critical density in helical devices is also derived. 1.

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