Identification and analysis of transport domains in the stochastic boundary of TEXTOR-DED for different mode spectra

TitleIdentification and analysis of transport domains in the stochastic boundary of TEXTOR-DED for different mode spectra
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsO. Schmitz, M.W Jakubowski, H. Frerichs, D. Harting, M. Lelmen, B. Unterberg, S.S Abduallaev, S. Brezinsek, I. Classen, T. Evans, Y. Feng, K.H. Finken, M. Kantor, D. Reiter, U. Samm, B. Schweer, G. Sergienko, G.W Spakman, M. Tokar, E. Uzgel, RC Wolf
JournalNuclear Fusion
Date PublishedFeb
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0029-5515
Accession NumberISI:000255131200010

At the TEXTOR tokamak an external resonant magnetic perturbation is applied with the dynamic ergodic divertor to control the edge transport properties. The approaches to analyse the impact of such a kind of edge stochastization on transport apply mostly a shell-like picture which includes a dependence of transport from magnetic field topology in the radial direction only. In this paper multiple experimental evidence is presented in contrast to these approaches the perturbation applied forms a poloidally heterogenous edge layer in which the transport characteristics are determined by the poloidally alternating field line behaviour. A thorough analysis of density and temperature profiles and their gradients for base mode spectra with poloidal/toroidal mode numbers of m/n = 12/4 and m/n = 6/2 is worked out in comparison with the modelled magnetic field topology and results from three dimensional transport modelling with EMC3/EIRENE. Hereby two poloidally adjacent transport domains are identified for the first time in such detail. A domain representing a helical scrape off layer is formed by field lines with short connection and therefore prevailing parallel transport to the wall elements. Here, the field lines are clustered into extended flux tubes embedded into a long connection length ergodic domain with diffusive transport characteristics and enhanced radial transport.

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