The impact of poloidal asymmetries on tungsten transport in the core of JET H-mode plasmas

C. Angioni, F.J. Casson, P. Mantica, T. Pütterich, M. Valisa, E.A. Belli, R. Bilato, C. Giroud, P. Helander

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Recent progress in the understanding and prediction of the tungsten behaviour in the core of JET H-mode plasmas with ITER-like wall is presented. Particular emphasis is given to the impact of poloidal asymmetries of the impurity density. In particular, it is shown that the predicted reduction of temperature screening induced by the presence of low field side localization of the tungsten density produced by the centrifugal force is consistent with the observed tungsten behaviour in a JET discharge in H-mode baseline scenario. This provides first evidence of the role of poloidal asymmetries in reducing the strength of temperature screening. The main differences between plasma parameters in JET baseline and hybrid scenario discharges which affect the impact of poloidally asymmetric density on the tungsten radial transport are identified. This allows the conditions by which tungsten accumulation can be avoided to be more precisely defined.
Original languageEnglish
Article number055902
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Angioni, C., Casson, F. J., Mantica, P., Pütterich, T., Valisa, M., Belli, E. A., Bilato, R., Giroud, C., & Helander, P. (2015). The impact of poloidal asymmetries on tungsten transport in the core of JET H-mode plasmas. Physics of Plasmas, 22(5), -. [055902].