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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 7, 2405042 (2012)

Regular Articles

Computation of Neutral Gas Flow Generation From a CT Neutralization Fuel-Injector
Takayuki WATANABE, Tetsuro OHSHIMA, Toshiki TAKAHASHI, Naoyuki FUKUMOTO1) and Masayoshi NAGATA1)
Gunma University, Kiryu, Gunma 376-8515, Japan
University of Hyogo, 2167 Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo 671-2280, Japan
(Received 29 November 2011 / Accepted 14 March 2012 / Published 10 May 2012)


The feasibility of compact torus (CT) neutralization fuel injection method is studied by a simulation model using particle and MHD hybrid techniques. The neutralization process is simulated by using rate-coefficients. The magnetic and electric fields are found to respond sluggishly to the neutralization process. Slow ions generated by charge-exchange have been added to the model, although the CT neutralization process was not significantly affected by this. Finally, the minimum length for the CT neutralizer is proposed as 2 m from the simulation run time 10 µs at a CT injection speed of 200 km/s.


compact torus, charge-exchange, hybrid simulation, plasma fuel-injection, slow ion, neutralization

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.7.2405042


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Takayuki WATANABE, Tetsuro OHSHIMA, Toshiki TAKAHASHI, Naoyuki FUKUMOTO and Masayoshi NAGATA, Plasma Fusion Res. 7, 2405042 (2012).