Study on divertor particle and heat fluxes from electric probe measurements during ELMy H-modes in KSTAR

Jun Gyo Bak, Heung Su Kim, Min Keun Bae, Kyu-Sun Chung, Suk Ho Hong

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The characteristics of the divertor particle and heat fluxes are investigated during ELM bursts in ELMy H-mode plasmas with the lower single null (LSN) configuration in Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR). The particle and heat fluxes are evaluated from the electric probe measurements at the divertor region. It is found that the peak amplitude of the divertor flux during an ELM burst obtained near the outer strike point (OSP) decreases up to about 20% as the ELM frequency increases by a factor of ∼6.5 due to the ELM mitigation and the plasma shaping, which is similar to the trend of the amplitude versus the frequency of the ELM observed in other tokamaks. The ELMs are mitigated by using several methods as magnetic perturbation (MP) field, supersonic molecular beam injection (SMBI) and electron cyclotron heating (ECH) at the edge region. In addition, the particle flux, evaluated at the far scrape-off layer (SOL) region, is less than 1% of the divertor particle flux. In this work, results from the experimental investigations of particle and heat fluxes during ELM bursts from the electric probe measurements at the divertor and far SOL regions are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)836-842
Number of pages7
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1



  • Divertor flux
  • ELM mitigation
  • ELMy H-mode
  • Electric probe

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