High ion temperatures and transport characteristics of high Zeff hydrogen plasmas in JT-60 limiter discharges

N. Hosogane, K. Shimizu, H. Shirai, Y. Kusama, K. Tobita, M. Nemoto, A. Sakasai, Y. Koide, K. Nagashima, H. Yoshida

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Ion temperature around 10 keV were obtained in JT-60 limiter plasmas by high power neutral beam heating (H0→H+), which is much higher than the maximum value of 6.6 keV obtained in JT-60 diverted plasmas. The Zeff values of the limiter plasmas were high (i.e. 4 to 7) compared with those of the diverted plasmas (i.e. 1 to 2). Transport analysis indicates that, since the deposition power to electrons, Pbc, increases with Zeff is effective in raising the electron temperature. Furthermore, it is shown that since the equipartition loss is reduced by both the increase in electron temperature and the decrease in the effective ion density, np+n2Z2mp/mz, with increasing Zeff, high ion temperatures are obtained in limiter plasmas with high Zeff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1781-1790
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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