Collisionality and shear dependences of density peaking in JET and extrapolation to ITER

H. Weisen, A. Zabolotsky, C. Angioni, I. Furno, X. Garbet, C. Giroud, H. Leggate, P. Mantica, D. Mazon, J. Weiland, L. Zabeo, K.-D. Zastrow

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Results from an extensive database analysis of JET density profiles in stationary conditions show that the density peaking factor ne0/ 〈ne〉 in JET H modes increases from near 1.2 at high collisionality to around 1.5 as the plasma collisionality decreases towards the values expected for ITER. This result confirms an earlier observation on AUG. The density peaking behaviour of L modes is remarkably different from that of H modes, scaling with overall plasma shear as (ne0/〈n e〉 ∼ 1.5li, independently of collisionality. H-mode density profiles show no shear dependence, except at the lowest collisionalities. No evidence for LTe, LTi, ρ* or β dependences has been obtained. Carbon impurity density profiles from charge exchange spectroscopy are always less peaked than electron density profiles and usually flat in H modes. The peaking of the electron density profiles, together with the flatness of the impurity density profiles, are favourable for fusion performance if they can be extrapolated to ignited conditions. © 2005 IAEA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)-
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Weisen, H., Zabolotsky, A., Angioni, C., Furno, I., Garbet, X., Giroud, C., Leggate, H., Mantica, P., Mazon, D., Weiland, J., Zabeo, L., & Zastrow, K-D. (2005). Collisionality and shear dependences of density peaking in JET and extrapolation to ITER. Nuclear Fusion, 45(2), -.