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Effect of the resonant magnetic perturbation on the plasma parameters in COMPASS tokamak's divertor region

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    0508655 - ÚFP 2020 RIV GB eng C - Conference Paper (international conference)
    Dimitrova, Miglena - Cahyna, Pavel - Peterka, Matěj - Hasan, E. - Popov, Tsv.K. - Ivanova, P. - Vasileva, E. - Pánek, Radomír - Cavalier, Jordan - Seidl, Jakub - Markovič, Tomáš - Havlíček, Josef - Dejarnac, Renaud - Weinzettl, Vladimír - Háček, Pavel - Tomeš, Matěj
    Effect of the resonant magnetic perturbation on the plasma parameters in COMPASS tokamak's divertor region.
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Vol. 742. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2016, Roč. 982, č. 1 (2018), č. článku 012001. ISSN 1742-6588.
    [7th International Workshop and Summer School on Plasma Physics. Kiten (BG), 26.06.2016-02.07.2016]
    R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2015045; GA MŠk(CZ) 8D15001; GA AV ČR(CZ) GA16-24724S
    EU Projects: European Commission(XE) 633053 - EUROfusion
    Institutional support: RVO:61389021
    Keywords : tokamak * COMPASS * divertor
    Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics
    OBOR OECD: Fluids and plasma physics (including surface physics)

    The resonant magnetic perturbation (RMP) has proven to be a useful way to suppress edge-localized modes that under certain conditions can damage the device by the large power fluxes carried from the bulk plasma to the wall. The effect of RMP on the L-mode plasma parameters in the divertor region of the COMPASS tokamak was studied using the array of 39 Langmuir probes embedded into the divertor target. The current-voltage (IV) probe characteristics were processed by the first-derivative probe technique to obtain the plasma potential and the electron energy distribution function (EEDF) which was approximated by a bi-Maxwellian EEDF with a low-energy (4-6 eV) fraction and a high-energy (11-35 eV) one, the both factions having similar electron density. Clear splitting was observed during the RMP pulse in the low-field-side scrape-off-layer profiles of the floating potential U fl and the ion saturation current density J sat - these two quantities were obtained both by direct continuous measurement and by evaluation of the IV characteristics of probes with swept bias. The negative peaks of U fl induced by RMP spatially overlaps with the local minima of J sat (and n e) rather than with its local maxima which is partly caused by the spatial variation of the plasma potential and partly by the changed shape of the EEDF. The effective temperature of the whole EEDF is not correlated with the negative peaks of U fl, and the profile of the parallel power flux density shows secondary maxima due to RMP which mimic those of J sat.
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