Bulletin of the American Physical Society
60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Volume 63, Number 11
Monday–Friday, November 5–9, 2018; Portland, Oregon
Session CP11: Poster Session II: Basic Plasma Physics; Boundary, PMI, Proto-MPEX; International Tokamaks; Turbulence and Transport; Other Configurations; Z-pinch, Dense Plasma Focus and MagLIF (2:00pm-5:00pm)
Monday, November 5, 2018
OCC Room: Exhibit Hall A1&A
Abstract ID: BAPS.2018.DPP.CP11.128
Abstract: CP11.00128 : Evidence for Particle Inward Transport, Theoretical Prediction and Importance for Reacting Plasmas*
The fact that particle transport cannot be described by a diffusion equation but by one [1,2] that would include an inflow term, involving transport in the direction of the density gradient, was evidenced by experiments on magnetically confined plasmas in which the central plasma density was observed to increase as a result of gas injection at the edge of the plasma column. The validity of the proposed equation has been repeatedly confirmed over the years and limitations for the occurrence of particle inflow in a variety of experimental conditions have been uncovered. The direct experimental observation of the inward propagating particle cloud leading to a profile peaking  is described and the effects of different degrees of density peaking in fusion burning plasmas are analyzed.
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*Sponsored in part by the US DOE.
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