Project

Poloidal rotation and turbulence suppression in JET plasmas

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Power electronics
    • Energy generation, conversion and storage engineering
Keywords
rotation turbulence plasma nuclear fusion
 
Project description

Nuclear fusion is a potential alternative for large scale electricity production. Poloidal rotation will be studied in plasma scenarios with improved confinement. Poloidal and toroidal plasma rotation contribute to the total radial electric field and the ExB shearing rate (wExB) in magnetically confined plasmas. An increased wExB is believed to stabilise turbulence by tearing apart turbulence eddies and improve the confinement.