Collaborative Analysis of DIII-D (DoE Grant ER54538)
Stacey, Weston M.
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The collaboration of the Georgia Tech Fusion Research Center in the analysis and interpretation of DIII-D experiments as part of the national DIII-D Team began in 1998 under support from General Atomics and has continued since 1999 under support of DoE OFES (Grant DE-FG02-ER54538). This analysis and interpretation of DIII-D experiments has been closely integrated with the ongoing, internally supported code and theory development in the Georgia Tech Fusion Research Center, and results of both efforts are discussed in this section without distinction. The principal areas of experimental analysis and interpretation have been: 1) the physics of the edge pedestal; 2) density limits caused by thermal instabilities in the plasma edge; 3) plasma rotation; 4) neutral atom fueling and recycling in the plasma edge; and 5) impurity transport in general and the radiating mantle in particular.