Publications in Scientific Journals:

M. Willensdorfer, E. Fable, E. Wolfrum, L. Aho-Mantila, F. Aumayr, R. Fischer, F. Reimold, F. Ryter, . ASDEX Upgrade Team:
"Particle transport analysis of the density build-up after the L-H transition in ASDEX Upgrade";
Nuclear Fusion, 53 (2013), 0930201 - 09302011.

English abstract:
Predictive-iterative modelling has been performed to investigate the role of convective and diffusive particle transport
in the edge during the density build-up after the L-H transition. For the time-dependent modelling, the 1.5D
radial transport code ASTRA has been used. The convective velocity, diffusion coefficient and the particle source
profiles have been parameterized. Their parameters were varied until the best match of the modelling to the density
measurements was found. The extensive parameter scans show that the density build-up can be reproduced by
assuming only a diffusive edge transport barrier (ETB) with reduced diffusion coefficient at the edge with respect to
the core values. Moreover, the replacement of the diffusive ETB by a strong inwards directed convective velocity
at the edge (edge pinch) did not succeed in describing the data. This indicates that a diffusive ETB is required to
explain the density build-up. However, the addition of an edge pinch to the diffusive ETB barrier slightly enhances
the agreement between modelling and experiment. The best agreement was found with an edge diffusion coefficient
of 0.031m2 s−1 and an edge convective velocity of −0.5ms−1. Because of the large uncertainties in the source, it is
not possible to pin down the exact value for the additional edge pinch. An upper limit for a possible edge convective
velocity of −5ms−1 was estimated. These findings could also be confirmed by analysing H-mode phases of a
collisionality scan, in which the normalized collisionality !"e varied from 3.5 to 5.5 at the pedestal top.

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