The authors have extended their previous collisional-regime theory for rotation and impurity transport in a tokamak plasma with strong, directed NBI and strong rotation (vϕ ≈vth) to the plateau regime. The paper gives a summary of a kinetic theory derivation of the parallel viscous force in the strong rotation ordering and a self-consistent formalism for calculating ion and impurity rotation velocities and radial transport fluxes, as well as the radial electric field and the poloidal variation of the impurity density upon which the former strongly depend. Calculations for model problems representative of ISX-B and PLT are presented. The predicted impurity transport exhibits features that are in agreement with experimental observations.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics