Simulation of {alpha}-particle redistribution due to sawteeth on TFTR [report]

Yi Zhao, R.B. White
1996 unpublished
In recent Deuterium-Tritium experiments on the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor(TFTR), both the Pellet Charge Exchange (PCX) [Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 846 (1995)], [Nucl. Fusion 35, 1437 (1995) ] and the alpha Charge Exchange Recombination Spectroscopy (a-CHERS) [Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 649 (1995)l diagnostics indicate that sawtooth oscillations can cause significant broadening of the fusion alpha radial density profile. We investigate this sawtooth mixing phenomenon by applying a Hamiltonian guiding
more » ... approach. A model of time evolution of the Kadomtsevtype sawtooth [Sov. J. Plasma Phys. 1, 389 (1976)] is constructed. The presence of more than one mode in the nonlinear stage of the sawtooth crash is necessary to cause significant broadening of the alpha density profile. Use of numerical equilibria allows us to perform detailed comparisons with TFTR experimental data. Our results are in reasonable agreement with a-CHERS and show a broadening of alpha particles
doi:10.2172/304199 fatcat:dqv3zybipne47j7dhv7odjwiti