Observations on confinement in the first experimental campaign on the optimized Stellarator Wendelstein 7-X are summarized. In this phase W7-X was equipped with five inboard limiters only and thus the discharge length restricted to avoid local overheating. Stationary plasmas are limited to low densities <2–3 centerdot 1019 m−3. With the available 4.3 MW ECR Heating core T e ~ 8 keV, T i ~ 1–2 keV are achieved routinely resulting in energy confinement time τ E between 80 ms to 150 ms. For these conditions the plasmas show characteristics of core electron root confinement with peaked T e-profiles and positive E r up to about half of the minor radius. Profiles and plasma currents respond to on- and off-axis heating and co- and counter ECCD respectively.
|Titolo:||Confinement in Wendelstein 7-X limiter plasmas|
|Autori interni:||PISANO, FABIO|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|