To increase the accuracy of a particle, momentum, and energy source terms in the detached helium plasma simulation, rate coefficients with the collisional-radiative model were introduced into the fluid code LINear Divertor Analysis (LINDA). Obtained effective rate coefficients and related source terms were compared with those from the conventional empirical databases. It is shown that a high-density condition in future fusion devices causes larger deviation between the effective and the empirical source terms. One-dimensional detached plasma simulation indicated that the peak amplitude of the plasma density during the rollover is sensitive to the source term difference related to the recombination. This study additionally revealed that the heating effect in the three-body recombination process strongly affects the detached plasma formation and downstream plasma parameters.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics