Intrinsic impurity behaviour in neutral beam heated LHD long pulse discharges with a discharge duration of 10 s was investigated. Spectroscopic and bolometric measurements showed a remarkable temporal increase of core radiation due to metallic impurities. Central impurity accumulation was found in a narrow plasma density region (n̄e = 1-3 × 1019 m-3) for both density ramp-up discharges and constant density discharges. In the density ramp-up discharges, high-Z impurities were accumulated in the low-density region and diffused out from the core plasma in the high-density region. The impurity behaviour was compared with neoclassical predictions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Condensed Matter Physics