The Divertor Tokamak Test (DTT) facility is proposed for studying power exhaust solutions as well as integrated physics and technology aspects for the demonstration power plant. To illuminate the richness of new novel plasma physics that can be explored in this device, linear stability properties and shear Alfvén fluctuation spectra of a typical DTT reference scenario are investigated by self-consistent hybrid magnetohydrodynamic-gyrokinetic simulations. The DTT core plasmas can be divided into two regions, characterized by reverse shear Alfvén eigenmode in the central core and by toroidal Alfvén eigenmode in the outer core region. The non-perturbative effect of energetic particles (EPs) and the wave-EP resonance condition as well as power transfer is analyzed in great detail, demonstrating the peculiar role played by EPs in multi-scale dynamics. The most unstable mode numbers of dominant Alfvénic fluctuations are shown to be of the order of 10, consistent with the typical orbit widths of the EPs normalized to the plasma minor radius and the DTT target design. © 2018 EURATOM.

Shear Alfvén fluctuation spectrum in divertor tokamak test facility plasmas

Vlad, G.;Fogaccia, G.;Briguglio, S.;Zonca, F.
2018

Abstract

The Divertor Tokamak Test (DTT) facility is proposed for studying power exhaust solutions as well as integrated physics and technology aspects for the demonstration power plant. To illuminate the richness of new novel plasma physics that can be explored in this device, linear stability properties and shear Alfvén fluctuation spectra of a typical DTT reference scenario are investigated by self-consistent hybrid magnetohydrodynamic-gyrokinetic simulations. The DTT core plasmas can be divided into two regions, characterized by reverse shear Alfvén eigenmode in the central core and by toroidal Alfvén eigenmode in the outer core region. The non-perturbative effect of energetic particles (EPs) and the wave-EP resonance condition as well as power transfer is analyzed in great detail, demonstrating the peculiar role played by EPs in multi-scale dynamics. The most unstable mode numbers of dominant Alfvénic fluctuations are shown to be of the order of 10, consistent with the typical orbit widths of the EPs normalized to the plasma minor radius and the DTT target design. © 2018 EURATOM.
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