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10-15 May 2021
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Influence of High Magnetic Field on Coulomb Collision and Plasma Transport

14 May 2021, 08:30
4h
Virtual Event

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Regular Poster Magnetic Fusion Theory and Modelling P7 Posters 7

Speaker

Prof. Ding Li ( Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Description

Recently, the high magnetic field tokamaks have attracted wide attention. It is extremely urgent to investigate the influence of high magnetic field on Coulomb collision and plasma transport. The high magnetic field will significantly affect the collision and related processes when the Larmor radius is smaller than Debye length which is the effective space size for Coulomb collision.
For typical tokamak, the effect of high magnetic field may be only significant in edge plasma where Debye length is much larger than Larmor radius. For EAST tokamak, Debye radius is about 3 times of Larmor radius in edge plasma where if the plasma density is 10^13 per cm^3 and the toroidal magnetic field is 3T.
However, for high magnetic tokamak, the effect of high magnetic field may be significant both in edge and core plasma since Debye length is much larger than Larmor radius in whole plasma. For FIRE tokamak with toroidal magnetic field 10T, Debye radius is 4.9 times of Larmor radius in edge plasma where if the density is 410^13 per cm^3, meanwhile Debye radius is about 1.5 times of Larmor radius in core plasma where if density is 410^14 per cm^3.
The magnetized Fokker-Planck collision term is derived by using the binary collision model. The magnetized Fokker-Planck coefficients are calculated explicitly. This full magnetized Fokker-Planck collision term is also manipulated into the Landau collision term, which is shown to be identical to that obtained from the BBGKY approach when the wave contribution is neglected.[1]
The full magnetized Balescu-Lenard-Guernsey collision term is derived by employing the Fokker-Planck approach based on the wave theory. Manipulating the magnetized Fokker-Planck collision term into the Landau form, the magnetized Balescu-Lenard-Guernsey collision term is obtained, which is identical to the results derived by using the BBGKY hierarchy of equations and the quasilinear method.[2]
The magnetized Fokker-Planck coefficients have been simplified to investigate the influence of magnetic field on relaxation and transport phenomena. The cross-field transport has been investigated for the reflection of electrons after collision along the magnetic field. The friction and diffusion coefficients have been derived. It is found that the friction and diffusion coefficients are three times comparing with the cases of zero magnetic field when electron velocity is much smaller that thermal velocity.[3]
The magnetized expression for the ion energy loss rate is derived by using the full magnetized Balescu-Lenard-Guernsey equation. It is found that as the ion velocity increases, the magnetic field first speeds up the ion energy loss and then slows down the ion energy loss.[4]
The expression for scattering angle is derived including the magnetic field. It is found that the scattering angle become smaller or larger due to the Larmor gyration enhancing or weakening the scattering.[5]
[1] Chao Dong, Wenlu Zhang, Ding Li, Fokker-Planck equation in the presence of a uniform magnetic field, Phys. Plasmas 23 (8), 082105, 2016.
[2] Chao Dong, Wenlu Zhang, Jintao Cao, and Ding Li, Derivation of the magnetized Balescu-Lenard-Guernsey collision term based on the Fokker-Planck approach, Phys. Plasmas 24 (12), 122120, 2017.
[3] Chao Dong, Ding Li, and Chang Jiang, Electron-electron collision term describing the reflections induced scattering in a magnetized plasma, Chin. Phys. Lett., 36, 075201, 2019.
[4] Chao Dong, Ding Li, and Chang Jiang, Stopping of energetic ions by collisions with electrons in a magnetized plasma. (Under preparation)
[5] Chang Jiang, Ding Li, and Chao Dong, the modification of magnetic field on the Rutherford scattering process in plasma. (Under preparation)
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant Nos 11835016, 11875067, and 11675257.

Country or International Organization China
Affiliation Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Primary authors

Prof. Ding Li ( Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Dr Chao Dong ( Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Mr chang Jiang ( Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Prof. Wenlu Zhang (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Dr Jian Bao (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Dr Jintao Cao (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

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