This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2003 

EIRENE neutral code modeling of the C-mod divertor
Lisgo, S.
Stangeby, P. C. / Boswell, C. J. / Elder, J. D. / LaBombard, B. / Lipschultz, B. / Pitcher, C. S. / Reiter, D. / Terry, J. L.
Institut für Plasmaphysik; IPP
Journal of nuclear materials, 313-316 (2003) S. 1089 - 1093
Amsterdam [u.a.] Elsevier Science 2003
1089 - 1093
Journal Article
Kernfusion und Plasmaforschung
Journal of Nuclear Materials 313-316
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The EIRENE Monte-Carlo neutral code is used to calculate neutral pressures throughout the divertor region of the Alcator C-Mod tokamak. A semi-empirical onion-skin method (OSM) is used to calculate the hydrogenic background plasma for a moderate density discharge, <n(e)> = 1.5 x 10(20) m(-3), with a partially detached inner target and an attached outer target. The model parameters are adjusted until there is agreement with the Langmuir probe and spectroscopic data for the divertor region. The measured divertor pressure is 30 mTorr, and for C-Mod divertor dimensions this implies the transition flow regime between free molecular and viscous neutral transport. Therefore, a non-linear BGK-model Boltzmann collision term is included in EIRENE to allow for interactions between neutral particles. For the standard model parameters, the calculated divertor pressure is 7 mTorr. The model parameters are adjusted to reduce the discrepancy, and the plausibility of each variation is discussed. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.