Experimental Measurement of ECH Deposition Broadening: Beyond Anomalous Transport
1 Institute For Fusion Studies, University of Texas at Austin
2 General Atomics, San Diego, CA
3 PSFC - MIT
4 CEA - Cadarache
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Published online: 24 July 2017
This work provides a first experimental measurement of broadened ECH deposition on the DIIID tokamak. As seen in theory and simulation, refraction by edge density fluctuations shifts the path of RF waves, altering ECH and ECCD deposition. This paper reports on an initial experimental confirmation of broadened ECH deposition on DIII-D tokamak. Te measurements from a 48 channel 2nd Harmonic ECE Radiometer digitized at 500 kHz are used with a set of broadened trial ECH deposition functions to calculate time-dependent, modulation-induced heat fluxes. The fitting of convective and diffusive transport to these fluxes allows different ECH deposition profiles to be compared. The best-fit ECH deposition produces reasonable transport coefficients which compare favorably with simulation. This method is applied to a set of L- and H- mode DIII-D discharges. Accounting for diffusive, convective, and coupled transport, the ECH deposition profile is found to be 2 to 3 times wider than predicted by TORAY-GA ray tracing.
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