Quasistationary high confinement discharges with trans-greenwald density on TEXTOR-94

TitleQuasistationary high confinement discharges with trans-greenwald density on TEXTOR-94
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsG. Mank, A.M Messiaen, J. Ongena, B. Unterberg, P. Dumortier, K.H. Finken, R. Jaspers, H.R Koslowski, A. Kramer-Flecken, J. Rapp, U. Samm, G. van Wassenhove, R.R Weynants, TEXTOR team
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Date PublishedSep 11
ISBN Number0031-9007

Confinement quality as good as ELM-free H-mode at densities substantially above die Greenwald density limit((n) over bar(e,0)/n(GW) = 1.4) has been obtained in discharges with a radiative boundary under quasistationary conditions for 20 times the energy confinement time. This is achieved by optimizing the gas-fueling rate of RI-mode discharges which tailors their favorable energy confinement and lends to discharges with beta values just below the operational limit beta(n) = 2 of TEXTOR-94, thereby effectively avoiding confinement back transitions or disruptions. In addition, this high-density regime is favorable for helium removal and results in figures of merit tau(p,He)(*)/tau(E) approximate to 10-15, relevant for a future fusion power reactor.



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