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Mechanism of the active divertor flux control by the supersonic-molecular-beam-injection with lower hybrid wave-induced magnetic perturbations on the EAST tokamak
Xu, S. (Corresponding author)
Rack, M. / Liang, Yunfeng / Jia, M. / Reiter, D. / Feng, Y. / Cosfeld, J. / Sun, Y. / Wang, L. / Feng, W. / Liu, S. / Zhang, B. / Zou, X. L. / Huang, J. / Wu, J. / Xu, J. / Meng, L.
Plasmaphysik; IEK-4
Nuclear fusion, 60 (2020) 5, S. 056006 -
Vienna IAEA 2020
10.1088/1741-4326/ab796a
Journal Article
Plasma-Wall-Interaction
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The redistribution of the divertor flux caused by the synergy of the supersonic-molecular-beam-injection (SMBI) and the magnetic perturbations induced by lower hybrid waves (LHWs), has been observed on the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) (Li et al 2013 Nature Phys. 9 817). To reveal the physical mechanism, simulations with good agreements to the experimental findings are first performed by utilizing a self-consistent fluid 3D edge plasma Monte-Carlo code coupled to a kinetic neutral particle transport code. The ions and electrons originating from the ionization of injected neutral particles in the plasma edge flow along the magnetic flux tube towards to the divertor, thus directly increasing the divertor flux on the split strike lines in the footprint. Combining this with the multi-lobe structure of the edge magnetic topology, actively controlling the divertor flux can be realized by adjusting the SMBI position or the phase of the magnetic perturbations.