Force Balance and Ion Particle Transport Differences in High and Low Confinement Tokamak Edge Pedestals
Stacey, Weston M.
Groebner, Richard J.
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The various terms in the radial force balance in the edge plasma are evaluated using experimental data from the low (L) and high (H) confinement phase of a DIII-D [J. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion 42, 614 (2002)] discharge in order to investigate the differences in the radial force balance among the several electromagnetic and pressure gradient forces in L-mode and H-mode. The roles of cross-field toroidal momentum transport and of a radial pinch velocity in determining different radial particle fluxes in L-mode and H-mode are elucidated