Poloidal inhomogeneity of turbulence in the FT-2 tokamak by radial correlation Doppler reflectometry and gyrokinetic modelling
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- Ioffe Institute
The poloidal dependence of the drift-wave turbulence characteristics is investigated at the FT-2 tokamak by radial correlation Doppler reflectometry (RCDR) technique and using the full distribution function global gyrokinetic modelling by ELMFIRE code. The poloidal variation of the turbulence radial correlation length from 0.2-0.55 cm is demonstrated both by measurement and computation. The turbulence correlation length rapidly decreases from the top of the poloidal cross-section to the high field side and then steadily grows in the poloidal direction. A well-pronounced excess of the turbulence radial correlation length in deuterium over its value in hydrogen discharges is demonstrated.
|Journal||Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Aug 2016|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- correlation length, plasma, radial correlation reflectometry, turbulence