Modeling of Neutral Transport in Linear Divertor Plasma Using First Flight Collision Probability Method

Akiyoshi Hatayama, Yuzo Fukai, Yoshiyuki Kawakami, Kazuhiro Yamada

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Abstract

A hybrid model of diffusion and first flight collision probability (FFCP) for two-dimensional (2-D) neutral transport has been developed to analyze neutral behavior in linear gas divertors. In the model, the axial transport of the neutrals is described by the diffusion approximation, while the FFCP model is applied to the radial neutral transport. The model is applied to the analysis of PISCES-A experiments for the model validation. Calculated density profiles of atomic and molecular hydrogen are qualitatively in good agreement with the experimental results. The molecular density sharply decreases near the ionization region where the electron density profile has the maximum. This sharp decrease in the molecular density leads to the atomic density peak. In addition, a sensitivity study of the wall reflection condition suggests that the wall recombination of atoms and the reemission as molecules are important processes to interpret the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-379
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Nuclear Science and Technology
Volume37
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Apr

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Keywords

  • Atomic density
  • Diffusion approximation
  • Divertor
  • First flight collision probability
  • Gas divertor
  • Linear plasma devices
  • Molecular density
  • Neutral transport
  • Nuclear fusion

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Modeling of Neutral Transport in Linear Divertor Plasma Using First Flight Collision Probability Method. / Hatayama, Akiyoshi; Fukai, Yuzo; Kawakami, Yoshiyuki; Yamada, Kazuhiro.

In: Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, Vol. 37, No. 4, 04.2000, p. 368-379.

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Hatayama, Akiyoshi ; Fukai, Yuzo ; Kawakami, Yoshiyuki ; Yamada, Kazuhiro. / Modeling of Neutral Transport in Linear Divertor Plasma Using First Flight Collision Probability Method. In: Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology. 2000 ; Vol. 37, No. 4. pp. 368-379.
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