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

Controlling Plasma Rotation using Periodic Gas-puff in ADITYA-U Tokamak

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

Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

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


Mr Gaurav Shukla (Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University)


Plasma rotation and its shear in the edge and scrape-off-layer (SOL) region plays an important role in determining overall confinement of tokamak plasmas. The sources of spontaneous generation of these rotations are still not fully understood. Furthermore, to answer the questions like whether they modify the electric field profile or electric field profile modifies the rotation and its shear, the radial profiles of toroidal and poloidal plasma rotation have been measured in ADITYA-U [1-2] in presence and absence of multiple periodic fuel and neon gas-puffs. Further in typical ADITYA-U discharges, effects of plasma density and different MHD modes on plasma rotation are studied. The results are compared with neo-classical estimations. Plasma rotation velocity is deduced from Doppler shift of the observed line emissions in UV and Visible wavelength range. Carbon spectral emission lines at 229.69, 227.09 and 529.01 nm from C2+, C4+, and C5+, respectively are used to estimate the rotation velocity. The collection optics, installed on a tangential viewport of the tokamak, contains three line-of-sights giving a radial profile of rotation velocity. The Doppler shift of the above spectral lines are measured using a high-resolution 1m f/8.7 Czerny Turner spectrometer equipped with 1800g/mm grating coupled to a fast CCD detector. The details on the development of the diagnostics with an emphasis on the results obtained from ADITYA-U plasma rotation profile will be discussed. References : [1] Bhatt S.B. et al 1989 Indian J. Pure Appl. Phys. 27 710. [2] J Ghosh et al, FIP/P4-46, 26th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (2016)
Country or International Organization India
Paper Number EX/P4-10

Primary author

Mr Gaurav Shukla (Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University)


Ms Harshita Raj (Homi Bhabha National Institute) Dr Joydeep Ghosh (Institute for Plasma Research) Mr K.B.K Mayya (Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University) Ms Kajal Shah (Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University) Mr Kaushal Patel (Institute for Plasma Research) Mr Kumarpalsinh Jadeja (Institute for plasma Research) Dr Malay Bikas Chowdhuri (Institute for Plasma Research) Mrs RANJANA MANCHANDA (INSTITUTE FOR PLASMA RESEARCH) Mr Rakesh Tanna (Institute For Plasma Research)

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