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Response of fusion gain to density in burning plasma simulation on JT-60U

Takenaga, Hidenobu; Kubo, Hirotaka; Sueoka, Michiharu; Kawamata, Yoichi; Yoshida, Maiko; Kobayashi, Shinji*; Sakamoto, Yoshiteru; Iio, Shunji*; Shimomura, Koji*; Ichige, Hisashi; Hiratsuka, Hajime ; Sakamoto, Ryuichi*; Miura, Yukitoshi

A burning plasma simulation scheme has been developed with consideration for temperature dependence of the DT fusion reaction rate in JT-60U. The heating power for the simulation of alpha particle heating was calculated using real-time measurements of density and ion temperature. Response of a simulated fusion gain to the density was investigated in this scheme with constant heating power for the simulation of external heating, in order to understand burn controllability by the fuel density in a fusion reactor. When temperature dependence of the fusion reaction rate was assumed as square of ion temperature, density dependence of the simulated fusion gain stronger than square of density was observed. Transport analysis using a 1.5 dimension transport code indicated that the strong density dependence is induced due to both change in a confinement improvement factor and change in a pressure profile.



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