Effects of the location of a biased limiter on turbulent transport in the IR-T1 tokamak plasma
Plasma Physics Research Center, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Received: 28 March 2017
Received in final form: 18 June 2017
Published online: 5 September 2017
Plasma confinement plays an important role in fusion study. Applying an external voltage using limiter biasing system is proved to be an efficient approach for plasma confinement. In this study, the position of the limiter biasing system was changed to investigate the effect of applying external voltages at different places to the plasma. The external voltages of ±200 V were applied at the different positions of edge, 5 mm and 10 mm inside the plasma. Then, the main plasma parameters were measured. The results show that the poloidal turbulent transport and radial electric field increased about 25–35% and 35–45%, respectively (specially when the limiter biasing system was placed 5 mm inside the plasma). Also, the Reynolds stress is experienced its maximum reduction about 5–10% when the limiter biasing system was at 5 mm inside the plasma and the voltage of +200 V was applied to the plasma. When the limiter biasing system move 10 mm inside the plasma, the main plasma parameters experienced more instabilities and fluctuations than other positions.
Key words: Plasma Physics
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