The effect of the novel ‘three-ion’ D-(3He)-H minority ICRH heating scheme on the behavior of the metallic impurities at JET-ILW is discussed. The reported experiment was performed in L-mode plasmas at a magnetic field BT = 3.2 T, plasma current Ip = 2 MA and central plasma densities ne(0) ≈ 4×1019 m-3. ICRH power was delivered with dipole or +π/2 antenna phasing at f ≈ 32.2-33MHz, placing the 3He cyclotron resonance at the plasma core. The edge isotopic ratio H/(H+D) was varied between 73 and 92%, and 3He concentration in the range of 0.1-1.5% to assess the sensitivity of the scheme to the detailed plasma composition. The results of our analysis show a linear increase of the plasma effective charge Zeff, radiated power Prad,bulk and content of metallic impurities with ICRF power. The observed scattering of the points reflects the difference in the plasma composition and ICRF antenna phasing. For discharges heated with similar ICRH power level ~4MW, our analysis indicates that for a large range of H/(H+D) the novel scenario effectively heats the plasma with reduced content of metallic impurities. The impurities are shown to be concentrated mainly around the mid-radius region of the plasma. We conclude this paper with a discussion of the effect of the long-period sawteeth on the observed dynamics of metallic impurities in the plasma core.

Analysis of metallic impurities during the application of three-ion ICRH scenario at Jet-iLW

Pucella G.;
2020

Abstract

The effect of the novel ‘three-ion’ D-(3He)-H minority ICRH heating scheme on the behavior of the metallic impurities at JET-ILW is discussed. The reported experiment was performed in L-mode plasmas at a magnetic field BT = 3.2 T, plasma current Ip = 2 MA and central plasma densities ne(0) ≈ 4×1019 m-3. ICRH power was delivered with dipole or +π/2 antenna phasing at f ≈ 32.2-33MHz, placing the 3He cyclotron resonance at the plasma core. The edge isotopic ratio H/(H+D) was varied between 73 and 92%, and 3He concentration in the range of 0.1-1.5% to assess the sensitivity of the scheme to the detailed plasma composition. The results of our analysis show a linear increase of the plasma effective charge Zeff, radiated power Prad,bulk and content of metallic impurities with ICRF power. The observed scattering of the points reflects the difference in the plasma composition and ICRF antenna phasing. For discharges heated with similar ICRH power level ~4MW, our analysis indicates that for a large range of H/(H+D) the novel scenario effectively heats the plasma with reduced content of metallic impurities. The impurities are shown to be concentrated mainly around the mid-radius region of the plasma. We conclude this paper with a discussion of the effect of the long-period sawteeth on the observed dynamics of metallic impurities in the plasma core.
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