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Spatiotemporal analysis of the runaway distribution function from synchrotron images in an ASDEX Upgrade disruption

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    0543173 - ÚFP 2022 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Hoppe, M. - Hesslow, L. - Embreus, O. - Unnerfelt, L. - Papp, G. - Pusztai, I. - Fülöp, T. - Lexell, O. - Lunt, T. - Macúšová, Eva - McCarthy, P.J. - Pautasso, G. - Pokol, G.I. - Por, G. - Svensson, P.
    Spatiotemporal analysis of the runaway distribution function from synchrotron images in an ASDEX Upgrade disruption.
    Journal of Plasma Physics. Roč. 87, č. 1 (2020), č. článku 855870102. ISSN 0022-3778. E-ISSN 1469-7807
    GRANT EU: European Commission(XE) 633053 - EUROfusion
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:61389021
    Klíčová slova: fusion plasma * runaway electrons
    Obor OECD: Fluids and plasma physics (including surface physics)
    Impakt faktor: 2.014, rok: 2020
    Způsob publikování: Open access
    https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/D6EB3D8C8555EE96017FAA5A10705254/S002237782000152Xa.pdf

    Synchrotron radiation images from runaway electrons (REs) in an ASDEX Upgrade discharge disrupted by argon injection are analysed using the synchrotron diagnostic tool Soft and coupled fluid-kinetic simulations. We show that the evolution of the runaway distribution is well described by an initial hot-tail seed population, which is accelerated to energies between 25-50 MeV during the current quench, together with an avalanche runaway tail which has an exponentially decreasing energy spectrum. We find that, although the avalanche component carries the vast majority of the current, it is the high-energy seed remnant that dominates synchrotron emission. With insights from the fluid-kinetic simulations, an analytic model for the evolution of the runaway seed component is developed and used to reconstruct the radial density profile of the RE beam. The analysis shows that the observed change of the synchrotron pattern from circular to crescent shape is caused by a rapid redistribution of the radial profile of the runaway density.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0320446

     
     
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