Evolution of the radial electric field in a JET H-mode plasma

Y. Andrew, N.C. Hawkes, T. Biewer, K. Crombe, D. Keeling, E. De La Luna, C. Giroud, A. Korotkov, A. Meigs, A. Murari, I. Nunes, R. Sartori, T. Tala

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Results from recent measurements of carbon impurity ion toroidal and poloidal rotation velocities, ion temperature, ion density and the resulting radial electric field (Er) profiles are presented from an evolving Joint European Torus (JET) tokamak plasma over a range of energy and particle confinement regimes. Significant levels of edge plasma poloidal rotation velocity have been measured for the first time on JET, with maximum values of 9 km s- 1. Such values of poloidal rotation provide an important contribution to the total edge plasma Erprofiles. Large values of shear in the measured Erprofiles are observed to arise as a consequence of the presence of the edge transport barrier (ETB) and do not appear to be necessary for their formation or destruction. These results have an important impact on potential mechanisms for transport barrier triggering and sustainment in present-day and future high-performance fusion plasmas. Copyright © EPLA, 2008.
Original languageEnglish
Article number15003
Pages (from-to)-
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Andrew, Y., Hawkes, N. C., Biewer, T., Crombe, K., Keeling, D., De La Luna, E., ... Tala, T. (2008). Evolution of the radial electric field in a JET H-mode plasma. Europhysics Letters, 83(1), -. [15003]. https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/83/15003