TJ-II: 2D mapping of plasma potential and density and their fluctuations in ECRH plasmas

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Experimental campaign

2019 Autumn

Proposal title

2D mapping of plasma potential and density and their fluctuations in ECRH plasmas

Name and affiliation of proponent

Kutchatov HIBP team, Kharkov HIBP team, Ciemat team

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Description of the activity

First 2D poloidal contour plots of plasma potential and density and their fluctuations have been measured in plasmas sustained by ECRH in the TJ-II stellarator [1] [2]. The 2D map for the absolute plasma potential shows a local maximum in the plasma core as expected in electron root scenarios. Density fluctuations appear both at positive and negative density gradient regions, with normalized level of density fluctuations higher in the negative density gradient region. The TJ-II innovative experimental set-up developed using a dual HIBP diagnostic pave the way for model validation on core plasma potential asymmetries and particle transport under positive density gradient scenarios in the TJ-II stellarator.

We propose new experiments to expand the 2D mapping towards the whole TJ-II poloidal cross section.

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Description of required resources

Required resources:

  • Number of plasma discharges or days of operation: 3 days
  • Essential diagnostic systems: HIBP
  • Type of plasmas (heating configuration): electron root scenarios, 100_44 configuration / 100_38
  • Specific requirements on wall conditioning if any:
  • External users: need a local computer account for data access: yes/no
  • Any external equipment to be integrated? Provide description and integration needs:

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  1. R. Sharma et al., Nuclear Fusion 20199 (submitted)
  2. A. Melnikov et al., ISHW 2019

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