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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 5, S2068 (2010)

Regular Articles

Fokker-Planck Simulation of Multi-Species Heating in Tokamak Plasmas
Hideo NUGA and Atsushi FUKUYAMA
Department of Nuclear Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
(Received 9 December 2009 / Accepted 23 March 2010 / Published 10 December 2010)


Wave-particle interactions can produce non-Maxwellian momentum distribution functions, which modify the propagation and absorption of the wave. Kinetic analysis including deformation of the momentum distribution function is required for quantitative wave heating analysis. The deformation strongly depends on the loss mechanism and radial transport of energetic ions. In our previous work, we studied time evolution of the momentum distribution function by local ICRF heating analysis. In the present analysis, we describe global analyses of multi-species heating including loss mechanisms and radial transport.


Fokker-Planck, ICRF, tokamak, integrated code

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.5.S2068


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Hideo NUGA and Atsushi FUKUYAMA, Plasma Fusion Res. 5, S2068 (2010).