Impurity transport in tokamaks in the plateau to Pfirsch-Schlüter regimes

Ming-Sheng Chu, John M. Rawls, Seung Kai Wong, F. L. Hinton

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)


Neoclassical transport coefficients for ion and impurity species are computed in a large aspect ratio toroidal magnetic confinement system for intermediate-to-high collision frequencies. A large range of values of the relevant density and charge parameters is explored and terms of order (m i/ml)1/2 are retained. The behavior of the transport coefficients is found to depend on the collisionality of both the ions and the impurities. A simple approximate analytic representation of these results which incorporates the correct asymptotic plateau and Pfirsch-Schlüter behavior is presented. In the plateau regime, when (n l/ni)(ml/mi)1/2≪1, the inward impurity flux is found to be suppressed for experimentally obtainable plasma parameters, implying that the time scale for impurity concentration could be too long to be observable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1977 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Impurity transport in tokamaks in the plateau to Pfirsch-Schlüter regimes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this