Impact of nonlocal electron heat transport on the high temperature plasmas of LHD

N. Tamura, Inagaki Shigeru, K. Tanaka, C. Michael, T. Tokuzawa, T. Shimozuma, S. Kubo, R. Sakamoto, K. Ida, K. Itoh, D. Kalinina, S. Sudo, Y. Nagayama, K. Kawahata, A. Komori

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Edge cooling experiments with a tracer-encapsulated solid pellet in the large helical device (LHD) show a significant rise in core electron temperature (the maximum rise is around 1 keV) as well as in many tokamaks. This experimental result indicates the possible presence of the nonlocality of electron heat transport in plasmas where turbulence as a cause of anomalous transport dominates. The nonlocal electron temperature rise in the LHD takes place in almost the same parametric domain (e.g. in a low density) as in the tokamaks. Meanwhile, the experimental results of LHD show some new aspects of nonlocal electron temperature rise, for example the delay in the nonlocal rise of core electron temperature relative to the pellet penetration time increases with the increase both in the collisionality in the core plasma and the electron temperature gradient scale length in the outer region of the plasma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-455
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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