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22-27 October 2018
Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre
Asia/Kolkata timezone

Impurity Screening in High Density Aditya Tokamak Plasmas

24 Oct 2018, 14:00
4h 45m
Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

Gandhinagar (nearest Airport: Ahmedabad), India
Poster P4 Posters




R. Manchanda1, M. B. Chowdhuri1, Nandini Yadava2, J. Ghosh1, 3, S. Banerjee1, Nilam Nimavat, K. Tahiliani, M. V. Gopalakrishna, U. C. Nagora1, P. K. Atrey1, J. Raval1, Y. S. Joisa1,
K. A. Jadeja1, R. L. Tanna1, and Aditya team

1Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428, India
2Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380 009, India
3Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, 400094, India

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Impurity behaviour has been studied for the high density Aditya tokamak plasmas. These discharges were operated with higher toroidal magnetic fields and thereby it sustained higher plasma current. Higher densities were achieved with the help of multiple gas puffs. High energy confinement times, sometimes higher than the values predicated by Neo-Alcator scaling for Ohmically heated tokamak plasma were achieved for these discharges [1]. In Aditya tokamak, visible and VUV spectroscopy have been extensively used to study the impurity behaviour. The neutral hydrogen and impurity emissions were routinely monitored by optical fiber, interference filter and PMT based system in the visible range. The spectral line emissions from higher ionized charge state of impurities, such as C4+, and O5+, were recorded by a VUV survey spectrometer operated in the 10 - 180 nm. This wavelength range covers the important lines of partially ionized low and medium Z impurities, as for example iron and also emissions from higher excited states of highly ionized low Z impurities, like carbon and oxygen. It has been found that H, OII, and CIII emissions normalized with density (ne), and visible continuum normalized with ne2 show a gradual decrease with increase in density indicating lower impurity concentration in the high density discharges. This is also corroborated by the observed reduction in radiation power losses with increase in ne. These results clearly suggest the achievement of improved confinement for Aditya plasma and are correlated with obtained higher energy confinement times in those discharges. In this presentation, details studies on impurity behaviour for its role into the improved plasma properties in these high densities plasma discharges will be discussed.

[1] R. L. Tanna, J. Ghosh et al, Nucl. Fusion 57 (2017) 102008

Country or International Organization India
Paper Number EX/P4-6

Primary author



Mr Gaurav Shukla (Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University) Mr Jayesh Raval (Institute for Plasma Research) Dr Joydeep Ghosh (Institute for Plasma Research) Ms KAJAL SHAH (PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY) Mr Kumarpalsinh Jadeja (Institute for plasma Research) Mrs Kumudni Tahiliani (Institute for Plasma Research, India) Dr Malay Bikas Chowdhuri (Institute for Plasma Research) Ms Nandini Yadav (Gujarat University) Ms Nilam Nimavat (Institute for Plasma Research) Dr Payal Pandit (Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar) Mr Pravin Kumar Atrey (Institute for Plasma Research) Mr Rakesh Tanna (Institute For Plasma Research) Dr Santanu Banerjee (Institute for Plasma Research) Mr Shankar Joisa (Institute for Plasma research) Mr Sharvil Patel (Birla Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India) Mr Umesh Nagora (Institute for Plasma Research)

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