Validation of EDGE2D-EIRENE and DIVIMP for W SOL transport in JET

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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Nuclear Materials and Energy, Volume 25
Tungsten sputtering rates and density profiles predicted using the edge plasma codes EDGE2D-EIRENE and DIVIMP are found to agree within a factor of 4 with measurements of neutral and singly-ionized W spectral line emission in the JET low-field side (LFS) divertor, and within a factor of 2 with SXR, VUV, and bolometric calculations of the W density in the main plasma. The edge plasma W predictions are extended to the core plasma using JINTRAC integrated core-edge modelling. Prompt redeposition of W is identified as the primary reason for the discrepancy between predicted and measured W emission in the divertor. The studied plasmas include attached divertor conditions in L-mode and type-I ELMy H-mode plasmas typical for JET. To more accurately reproduce the spectroscopically inferred W sputtering rates in EDGE2D-EIRENE, imposing the experimentally observed Be concentration of order 0.5% in the divertor is necessary. However, the W density in the main plasma is predicted to be insensitive to whether or not W is sputtered by Be at the divertor targets. Instead, the majority of the predicted core W originated in L-mode from sputtering due to fast D charge-exchange atoms at the W-coated tiles above the LFS divertor, and in H-mode due to D and W ions at the targets during ELMs.
| openaire: EC/H2020/633053/EU//EUROfusion
Code validation, Fluid simulation, Impurity transport, Joint European Torus, Scrape-off layer, Spectroscopy, Tungsten
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Kumpulainen , H A , Groth , M , Corrigan , G , Harting , D , Koechl , F , Jaervinen , A E , Lomanowski , B , Meigs , A G , Sertoli , M & JET Contributors 2020 , ' Validation of EDGE2D-EIRENE and DIVIMP for W SOL transport in JET ' , Nuclear Materials and Energy , vol. 25 , 100866 .