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UEDGE-CRUMPET simulations indicate the impact of the molecular hydrogenic isotopologue effect under high-recycling LFS divertor conditions in DIII-D to be negligible for electron density and temperature profiles at the LFS target plate. A 30% decrease in molecular content, accompanied by a 10% increase in atomic content, is predicted for deuterium compared to hydrogen. The predicted isotopologue effect on the radiative power balance, validated with calibrated spectroscopy, is found to be small despite a 20% increase in LFS divertor molecular band emission for deuterium compared to hydrogen. The predictions and measurements show a negligible contribution of molecularly-induced atomic and direct molecular emission to the total radiative power balance under high-recycling conditions, consistent with previous EDGE2D-EIRENE investigations. The UEDGE-CRUMPET simulations were performed using effective hydrogen and deuterium rates considering molecular breakup and excitation processes for H2 and D2, calculated by the CRUMPET collisional-radiative model.
- Edge-fluid simulations
- Isotope effect
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New Study Findings from Aalto University Illuminate Research in Nuclear Materials and Energy (UEDGE-CRUMPET predicted isotopologue effect on atomic and molecular emission in DIII-D high-recycling divertor plasmas)
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