Propagation of the heat pulse arising from a sawtooth crash was studied in Ohmically heated plasmas as a function of density, and in neutral beam heated plasmas with centrally peaked and hollow power deposition profiles at two densities. The sawtooth period became longer with centre heating than with edge heating and with co-injection than with counter-injection. The lengthening of the sawtooth period was consistent with the reduction of the core loop voltage due to heating and noninductive current drive. In Ohmic plasmas, the electron thermal diffusivity χeHPP determined from a time-to-peak analysis decreased inversely proportionally to density for n e ≤ 2 × 1019 m-3.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics