Reversal of in-out asymmetry of the particle recycling in tokamak divertor regions and its physical mechanism have been studied. Numerical calculations by the `B2-EIRENE' code have been done for the JT-60U open divertor geometry. The following two cases, nD = 1.0×1019 m-3 and nD = 2.0×1019 m-3 for the D+ ion density at the core interface boundary, have been calculated. In the high-density case, typical behaviors of X-point MARFE and plasma detachment have been observed. In addition, asymmetry of the particle recycling between the inner and the outer divertor regions is reversed in comparison with the low-density case. The difference of the electron temperature between the inner and the outer regions together with the Te-dependence of the ionization rate coefficient is shown to be a possible cause of the reversal of the recycling source. Also, the difference of pressure loss between two regions plays a key role in the in-out asymmetry of the particle flux at the plate.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Materials Science(all)
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering