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(EX/C3-5Rb) Relationship between Particle and Heat Transport in JT-60U Plasmas with Internal Transport Barrier

H. Takenaga1), S. Higashijima1), N. Oyama1), L.G. Bruskin1), Y. Koide1), S. Ide1), H. Shirai1), Y. Sakamoto1), T. Suzuki1), K.W. Hill2), G. Rewoldt2), G.J. Kramer2), R. Nazikian2), T. Takizuka1), T. Fujita1), A. Sakasai1), Y. Kamada1), H. Kubo1), JT-60 Team1)
1) Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Naka, Japan
2) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Abstract.  Relationship between particle and heat transport in an internal transport barrier (ITB) has been systematically investigated for the first time in reversed shear (RS) and high- $ \beta_{p}^{}$ ELMy H-mode (weak positive shear) plasmas of JT-60U for understanding of compatibility of improved energy confinement and effective particle control such as exhaust of helium ash and reduction in impurity contamination. In the RS plasma, no helium and carbon accumulation inside the ITB is observed even with highly improved energy confinement. In the high- $ \beta_{p}^{}$ plasma, both helium and carbon density profiles are flat. As the ion temperature profile changes from parabolic- to box-type, the helium diffusivity decreases by a factor of about 2 as well as the ion thermal diffusivity in the RS plasma. The measured soft X-ray profile is more peaked than that calculated by assuming the same nAR profile as the ne profile in the Ar injected RS plasma with the box-type profile, suggesting accumulation of Ar inside the ITB. Particle transport is improved with no change of ion temperature in the RS plasma, when density fluctuation is drastically reduced by a pellet injection.

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IAEA 2003