EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 157, 201722 Topical Conference on Radio-Frequency Power in Plasmas
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||23 October 2017|
3-Dimensional density profiles in edge plasma simulations for ICRF heating
1 Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstrasse 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany
2 Ghent University, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, Gent, Belgium
3 CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint Paul-lez-Durance, France
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Published online: 23 October 2017
In this paper we discuss improvements made to two codes for the simulation of ICRF waves in edge plasmas: SSWICH-SW, which self-consistently models the interplay between sheath physics and radiofrequency waves (the slow wave), and RAPLICASOL, a Finite Element solver for Maxwell's equations in the cold plasma approximation. We have extended both to be able to handle 3D plasma density profiles. A comparison between a 1D and a 3D simulation reveals that the density profile dimensionality has a relatively small effect on E|| at the aperture, but a large effect on the sheath potential at the antenna limiters
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