Light impurity transport studies with solid pellet injections in the RFX-mod reversed-field pinch

T. Barbui, L. Carraro, P. Franz, P. Innocente, S. Munaretto, G. Spizzo

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The transport of injected impurities is investigated in the multiple helicity (MH) and improved confinement quasi single helicity (QSH) magnetic regimes of RFX-mod reversedfield pinch. Impurities are introduced through injections of room temperature pellets of carbon (in MH and QSH) and lithium (in MH). Simulation of experimental spectroscopic measurements, including line and soft x-rays emission, electron density and radiated power is carried out with a 1D collisional-radiative impurity transport code, allowing to determine the transport parameters: diffusion coefficient and convective velocity. The transport coefficients were found close to those deduced in previous experiments through the introduction of Ni and Ne, confirming the existence of an external velocity barrier also for light impurities.
Original languageEnglish
Article number025006
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JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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