This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2020 

Kinetic modeling of seeded nitrogen in an ITER baseline scenario
Schluck, Friedrich (Corresponding author)
Plasmaphysik; IEK-4
Plasma research express, 2 (2020) 1, S. 015015 -
Philadelphia, PA IOP Publishing Ltd. 2020
Journal Article
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ITER as the next-level fusion device is intended to reliably produce more fusion power than required for sustainably heating its plasma. Modeling has been an essential part of the ITER design and for planning of future experimental campaigns. In a tokamak or stellarator plasma discharge, impurities play a significant role, especially in the edge region. Residual gases, eroded wall material, or even intentionally seeded gases all heavily influence the confinement and, thus, the overall fusion performance. Nitrogen is such a gas envisaged to be seeded into a discharge plasma. By modeling the impurities kinetically using the full three-dimensional Monte-Carlo code package EMC3-EIRENE, we analyze the distribution of nitrogen charge-state resolved in a seeded ITER baseline scenario and draw conclusions for the hydrogen background plasma density. Lastly, we compare the influence of a more refined kinetic ion transport in EIRENE including additional physical effects on the impurity density.