Simulations of source and anomalous pinch effects on the density profile peaking of JET H-mode plasmas

L. Garzotti, M. Valovi, X. Garbet, P. Mantica, V. Parail

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Transport simulations of JET H-mode plasmas with different νeff have been performed in order to quantify the relative effect of the particle source and anomalous pinch on the gradient of the density profile. It is found that, in general, the wall ionization source and the Ware pinch velocity are not sufficient to explain the density peaking. Adding the particle source due to neutral beam injection (NBI) and an anomalous pinch proportional to D∇q/q gives results that are compatible with the experimental measurements. However, the effects of the two terms are comparable and difficult to separate. The presence of an anomalous pinch can only be clearly identified in shots heated mainly by ion cyclotron resonance heating (ICRH) where the NBI particle source is negligible. © 2006 IAEA.
Original languageEnglish
Article number002
Pages (from-to)994 - 1000
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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