Comparisons of profiles of the electron temperature (Te), density (ne) and pressure (pe) measured with Divertor Thomson Scattering in DIII-D low-confinement mode discharges to predictions from the edge fluid code EDGE2D-EIRENE  show that the models implemented in EDGE2D-EIRENE predict the measurements within their collective uncertainties if the Te at the separatrix (Te,sep) is 10 eV, or higher. The simulations do not predict, however, the peaked Te and ne profiles measured adjacent to the target plate when Te,sep, is below 10 eV, i.e., for the plasma downstream from the region of ionization of deuterium atoms. Inclusion of cross-field drifts and a fivefold reduction of radial transport cannot reconcile the discrepancy between the measurements and predictions.
- Divertor plasma
- Divertor Thomson Scattering