Publications in Scientific Journals:
G. Birkenmeier, F. Laggner, M. Willensdorfer, T. Kobayashi, P. Manz, E. Wolfrum, D. Carralero, R. Fischer, B. Sieglin, G. Fuchert, U. Stroth, . ASDEX Upgrade Team:
"Magnetic field dependence of the blob dynamics in the edge of ASDEX upgrade L-mode plasmas";
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion,
The magnetic field dependence of intermittently expelled density filaments (blobs) is investigated in the scrape-off layer of ASDEX Upgrade low confinement (L-mode) plasmas. It is demonstrated that lithium beam emission spectroscopy can be used to determine the frequency, radial size and velocity of the blobs. The measured radial blob sizes depend only weakly on magnetic field B. Normalizing the blob sizes to the drift parameter ρs ∝ B−1 results in a large variation beneficial for a quantitative comparison with theoretical blob scaling laws. The blob velocity scales inversely proportional to the square of the blob size in agreement with analytic models for blobs in the sheath-connected regime. The measurements point towards an influence of finite ion temperature on radial blob transport.
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