Overview of transport and MHD stability study: Focusing on the impact of magnetic field topology in the Large Helical Device

K. Ida, K. Nagaoka, S. Inagaki, H. Kasahara, T. Evans, M. Yoshinuma, K. Kamiya, S. Ohdach, M. Osakabe, M. Kobayashi, S. Sudo, K. Itoh, T. Akiyama, M. Emoto, A. Dinklage, X. Du, K. Fujii, M. Goto, T. Goto, M. HasuoC. Hidalgo, K. Ichiguchi, A. Ishizawa, M. Jakubowski, G. Kawamura, D. Kato, S. Morita, K. Mukai, I. Murakami, S. Murakami, Y. Narushima, M. Nunami, N. Ohno, N. Pablant, S. Sakakibara, T. Seki, T. Shimozuma, M. Shoji, K. Tanaka, T. Tokuzawa, Y. Todo, H. Wang, M. Yokoyama, H. Yamada, Y. Takeiri, T. Mutoh, S. Imagawa, T. Mito, Y. Nagayama, K. Y. Watanabe, N. Ashikawa, H. Chikaraishi, A. Ejiri, M. Furukawa, T. Fujita, S. Hamaguchi, H. Igami, M. Isobe, S. Masuzaki, T. Morisaki, G. Motojima, K. Nagasaki, H. Nakano, Y. Oya, C. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, R. Sakamoto, M. Sakamoto, A. Sanpei, H. Takahashi, H. Tsuchiya, M. Tokitani, Y. Ueda, Y. Yoshimura, S. Yamamoto, K. Nishimura, H. Sugama, T. Yamamoto, H. Idei, A. Isayama, S. Kitajima, S. Masamune, K. Shinohara, P. S. Bawankar, E. Bernard, M. Von Berkel, H. Funaba, X. L. Huang, T. Ii, T. Ido, K. Ikeda, S. Kamio, R. Kumazawa, T. Kobayashi, C. Moon, S. Muto, J. Miyazawa, T. Ming, Y. Nakamura, S. Nishimura, K. Ogawa, T. Ozaki, T. Oishi, M. Ohno, S. Pandya, A. Shimizu, R. Seki, R. Sano, K. Saito, H. Sakaue, Y. Takemura, K. Tsumori, N. Tamura, H. Tanaka, K. Toi, B. Wieland, I. Yamada, R. Yasuhara, H. Zhang, O. Kaneko, A. Komori

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Abstract

The progress in the understanding of the physics and the concurrent parameter extension in the large helical device since the last IAEA-FEC, in 2012 (Kaneko O et al 2013 Nucl. Fusion 53 095024), is reviewed. Plasma with high ion and electron temperatures (Ti(0)∼Te(0)∼6keV) with simultaneous ion and electron internal transport barriers is obtained by controlling recycling and heating deposition. A sign flip of the nondiffusive term of impurity/momentum transport (residual stress and convection flow) is observed, which is associated with the formation of a transport barrier. The impact of the topology of three-dimensional magnetic fields (stochastic magnetic fields and magnetic islands) on heat momentum, particle/impurity transport and magnetohydrodynamic stability is also discussed. In the steady state operation, a 48min discharge with a line-averaged electron density of 1 1019m-3 and with high electron and ion temperatures (Ti(0)∼Te(0)∼2keV), resulting in 3.36GJ of input energy, is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104018
JournalNuclear Fusion
Volume55
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 30

Keywords

  • helical
  • topology
  • transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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