Assessment of SOLPS5.0 divertor solutions with drifts and currents against L-mode experiments in ASDEX Upgrade and JET

Leena Aho-Mantila (Corresponding Author), S. Potzel, D.P. Coster, M. Wischmeier, M. Brix, R. Fischer, S. Marsen, A. Meigs, H.W. Müller, A. Scarabosio, M.F. Stamp, S. Brezinsek

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Abstract

The divertor solutions obtained with the plasma edge modelling tool SOLPS5.0 are discussed. The code results are benchmarked against carefully analysed L-mode discharges at various density levels with and without impurity seeding in the full-metal tokamaks ASDEX Upgrade and JET. The role of the cross-field drifts and currents in the solutions is analysed in detail, and the improvements achieved by fully activating the drift and current terms in view of matching the experimental signals are addressed. The persisting discrepancies are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number035003
Number of pages18
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • scrape-off layer
  • divertor
  • tokamak
  • SOLPS5.0
  • ASDEX Upgrade
  • JET
  • drifts

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Aho-Mantila, Leena ; Potzel, S. ; Coster, D.P. ; Wischmeier, M. ; Brix, M. ; Fischer, R. ; Marsen, S. ; Meigs, A. ; Müller, H.W. ; Scarabosio, A. ; Stamp, M.F. ; Brezinsek, S. / Assessment of SOLPS5.0 divertor solutions with drifts and currents against L-mode experiments in ASDEX Upgrade and JET. In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 2017 ; Vol. 59, No. 3.
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Assessment of SOLPS5.0 divertor solutions with drifts and currents against L-mode experiments in ASDEX Upgrade and JET. / Aho-Mantila, Leena (Corresponding Author); Potzel, S.; Coster, D.P.; Wischmeier, M.; Brix, M.; Fischer, R.; Marsen, S.; Meigs, A.; Müller, H.W.; Scarabosio, A.; Stamp, M.F.; Brezinsek, S.

In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol. 59, No. 3, 035003, 2017.

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