An edge pedestal model based on transport and atomic physics

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Title: An edge pedestal model based on transport and atomic physics
Author: Stacey, Weston M.
Abstract: A model is presented for the calculation of the characteristic scale lengths from transport considerations in the edge pedestal region of high confinement (H-mode) plasmas. The model is based on the requirements of heat and particle removal through the edge. Atomic physics effects on edge density and temperature gradient scale lengths are taken into account. An empirical fit for the width of the edge pedestal transport barrier is employed. Model problem calculations indicate that the model predicts the magnitudes and some trends of characteristic gradient scale lengths observed in current experiments.
Description: © 2001 American Institute of Physics. The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: DOI: 10.1063/1.1388175
Type: Article
ISSN: 1070-664X
Citation: Weston M. Stacey, "An edge pedestal model based on transport and atomic physics," Physics of Plasmas, 8 (2001) 4073-4079.
Date: 2001-09
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Physics
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
American Institute of Physics
Subject: Plasma boundary layers
Plasma transport processes
Plasma confinement
Plasma temperature
Plasma density
Tokamak devices

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