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Oct 13 – 18, 2014
Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya
Europe/Moscow timezone

Investigation of Toroidal Rotation Reversal in KSTAR Ohmic Plasmas

Oct 17, 2014, 2:00 PM
4h 45m
Green 8-9 (Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya)

Green 8-9

Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Poster Poster 8


Prof. Yong-Su Na (Seoul National University)


A reversal of the intrinsic toroidal rotation at the core region has been observed in Ohmic plasmas of various tokamaks as confinement characteristics changes from the low density linear Ohmic confinement (LOC) regime to the saturated Ohmic confinement (SOC) regime. On the other hand, dedicated experiments on KSTAR in search of this phenomenon have not exhibited any toroidal rotation reversal to date, while similar behaviours in the core toroidal rotation dependency on density have been observed across the confinement regime transition from LOC to SOC. We characterise common features of results from KSTAR by recognising that the toroidal rotation at normalised radius around 0.6,so called the anchor point, acts as an effective boundary value affecting the core rotation value. We found that the toroidal rotation at the anchor point plays an important role to the core rotation reversal which exhibits strong correlation with the plasma current. Momentum transport modelling considering diffusion, pinch, and residual stress reveals that the core toroidal rotation reversal, for KSTAR plasma conditions, could occur even without sign-flip of the residual stress appearing during the Ohmic confinement transition.
Country or International Organisation Korea, Republic of
Paper Number EX/P8-2

Primary author

Mr DongHyeon Na (Seoul National University)


Dr Clemente Angioni (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, D-85748 Garching, Germany) Dr Hogun Jhang (National Fusion Research Institute) Mr Hyun-Seok Kim (Seoul National University) Dr Rachael McDermott (Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik) Dr Sang Gon Lee (National Fusion Research Institute) Mr Seong-Moo Yang (Seoul National University) Prof. Taik Soo Hahm (Seoul National University) Dr Won Ha Ko (Korea, Republic of) Mr Wonjae Lee (UCSD) Prof. Yong-Su Na (Seoul National University)

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