and the upstream profiles, mediated by filaments dynamics which varies according to the downstream conditions. Preliminary investigations suggested that similar mechanisms occur in H-Mode  and that filaments contribute the SOL transport in H-mode density limit (HDL) as well . The present contribution will report on results obtained on ASDEX-Upgrade and TCV tokamaks, to address the role of filamentary transport in high density regimes both in L- and H-Mode. The combined results enlarge the operational space, from a device with a closed divertor, metallic first wall and cryogenic pumping system to a carbon machine with a completely open divertor. The mechanism of shoulder formation
and the role of filaments have been tested against variation of plasma current, magnetic configuration (single and double null plasmas), and divertor neutral densities, through modification of cryopump efficiency. At constant magnetic field the density decay length increases with filament-size independently of the plasma current for both machines in L-mode, consistently with the fact that upstream profiles and divertor neutral pressure exhibit the same trend with normalized Greenwald fraction.
In H-Mode fuelling is insufficient to cause flattening of SOL profiles in the inter-ELM phases since large neutral pressure is needed. Consistently inter-ELM blob size in AUG are found larger whenever the cryopumps is switched off. The resulting picture suggests a complex relationship between divertor and upstream profiles, where filaments are modified by divertor conditions as well as by neutral particles interaction.
|Title of host publication||27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Programme and Abstracts|
|Publisher||International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2018|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, FEC 2018 - Ghandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India|
Duration: 22 Oct 2018 → 27 Oct 2018
Conference number: 27
|Conference||27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, FEC 2018|
|Period||22/10/18 → 27/10/18|