|Title||Simulation of core turbulence measurement in Tore Supra ohmic regimes|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||S. Hacquin, J. Citrin, H. Arnichand, R. Sabot, C. Bourdelle, X. Garbet, A. Kramer-Flecken, Tore Supra team|
|Journal||Physics of Plasmas|
This paper reports on a simulation of reflectometry measurement in Tore Supra ohmic discharges, for which the experimental observations as well as gyrokinetic non-linear computations predict a modification of turbulence spectrum between the linear (LOC) and the saturated ohmic confinement (SOC) regimes. Synthetic reflectometry simulations coupling full-wave computations with gyrokinetic data are carried out. This allows a direct comparison between the gyrokinetic non-linear predictions and experimental observations. The synthetic diagnostic results are found in a good agreement with the experimental findings; in particular, they reproduce well the quasi-coherent peak in the fluctuation spectrum of LOC regimes dominated by a trapped electron mode turbulence. It is also shown that such synthetic tools are valuable for (i) an enhanced interpretation of the reflectometry measurement (for instance, through the investigation of the 2D effects) and (ii) a better understanding of the turbulence properties (for instance, via the analysis of its poloidal asymmetry).
|Alternate Title||Phys. Plasmas|
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