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Author Martín-Solís, J. R. ♦ Loarte, A. ♦ Lehnen, M.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY ♦ COLLISIONS ♦ GAS INJECTION ♦ IONS ♦ KINETICS ♦ PLASMA IMPURITIES ♦ RELATIVISTIC RANGE ♦ RUNAWAY ELECTRONS ♦ SCATTERING ♦ SYNCHROTRON RADIATION ♦ TOKAMAK DEVICES
Abstract The dynamics of high energy runaway electrons is analyzed for plasmas with high impurity content. It is shown that modified collision terms are required in order to account for the collisions of the relativistic runaway electrons with partially stripped impurity ions, including the effect of the collisions with free and bound electrons, as well as the scattering by the full nuclear and the electron-shielded ion charge. The effect of the impurities on the avalanche runaway growth rate is discussed. The results are applied, for illustration, to the interpretation of the runaway electron behavior during disruptions, where large amounts of impurities are expected, particularly during disruption mitigation by massive gas injection. The consequences for the electron synchrotron radiation losses and the resulting runaway electron dynamics are also analyzed.
ISSN 1070664X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-09-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physics of Plasmas
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 9


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