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Global gyrokinetic simulations of electrostatic microturbulent transport in LHD stellarator with boron impurity

Singh, T and Nicolau, JH and Nespoli, F and Motojima, G and Lin, Z and Sen, A and Sharma, S and Kuley, A (2024) Global gyrokinetic simulations of electrostatic microturbulent transport in LHD stellarator with boron impurity. In: Nuclear Fusion, 64 (1).

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Global gyrokinetic simulations of electrostatic microturbulent transport for discharge # 166256 of the Large Helical Device stellarator in the presence of boron impurity show the co-existence of the ion temperature gradient (ITG) turbulence and trapped electron mode (TEM) turbulence before and during boron powder injection. ITG turbulence dominates in the core, whereas TEM dominates near the edge, consistent with the experimental observations. Linear TEM frequency increases from � 80 kHz to � 100 kHz during boron injection, and ITG frequency decreases from � 20 kHz to � 13 kHz, consistent with the experiments. The poloidal wave number spectrum is broad for both ITG (0-0.5 mm�1) and TEM (0-0.25 mm�1). The nonlinear simulations with boron impurity show a reduction in the heat conductivity compared to the case without boron. The comparison of the nonlinear transport before and during boron injection shows that the ion heat transport is substantially reduced in the region where the TEM is dominant. However, the average electron heat transport throughout the radial domain and the average ion heat transport in the region where the ITG is dominant are similar. The simulations with boron show the effective heat conductivity values qualitatively agree with the estimate obtained from the experiment. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd on behalf of the IAEA. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Nuclear Fusion
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to author.
Keywords: Electrostatics; Magnetohydrodynamics; Thermal conductivity; Trapped ions; Turbulence, Gyrokinetic simulations; Gyrokinetics; Heat transport; Heat-conductivity; Impurity seeding; Ion temperature gradient; Microturbulence; Simulation; Temperature gradient turbulence; Trapped electron modes, Boron
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2024 05:41
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2024 05:41
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/83721

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