eduzhai > Physical Sciences > Physics Sciences >

Mitigation of ELMs by Electrostatic Field in Tokamaks

  • Save

... pages left unread,continue reading

Document pages: 7 pages

Abstract: Mitigation of ELMs by electrostatic field is studied. The perpendicular heating in cyclotron waves tends to pile up the resonant particles toward the low magnetic field side in which a electrostatic field may result [J. Y. Hsu, V. S. Chan, R. W. Harvey, R. Prater, and S. K. Wong, Phys. Rev. Lett. 53, 564 (1984)]. The electrostatic field can make circulating particles trapped or make trapped particles circulating depending on the field direction. The trapped- particle population and bootstrap current change accordantly. Modulating bootstrap current, mitigation of type-1 ELM by the electrostatic field is possible. The electrostatic potential needed for the mitigation is quantitatively estimated. Experiments by either ECRH or biasing are being prepared to verify the theory.

Please select stars to rate!


0 comments Sign in to leave a comment.

    Data loading, please wait...