2015 US/EU Transport Task Force Workshop - Salem, MA

April 28th-May 1st

PURPOSE OF THE MEETING

The ​ultimate ​goal ​of ​the ​U.S. ​Transport ​Task ​Force ​is ​to ​ develop ​a ​physics-based ​understanding ​of ​particle, ​momentum ​and ​ heat ​transport ​in ​magnetic ​fusion ​devices. ​This ​understanding ​ should ​be ​of ​sufficient ​depth ​that ​it ​allows ​the ​development ​ of ​predictive ​models ​of ​plasma ​transport ​that ​can ​be ​validated  ​against ​experiment, ​and ​then ​used ​to ​anticipate ​the ​future ​ performance ​of ​burning ​plasmas ​in ​ITER, ​as ​well ​as ​to ​provide  ​guidance ​for ​the ​design ​of ​next-step ​fusion ​nuclear ​science ​ facilities. ​To ​achieve ​success ​in ​transport ​science, ​it ​is ​ essential ​to ​characterize ​local ​fluctuations ​and ​transport ​in ​ toroidal ​plasmas, ​to ​understand ​the ​basic ​mechanisms ​responsible  ​for ​transport, ​and ​ultimately ​to ​control ​these ​transport ​ processes. ​These ​goals ​must ​be ​pursued ​in ​multiple ​areas, ​and ​ these ​topics ​evolve ​in ​order ​to ​reflect ​current ​interests. ​

Topical ​areas ​for ​this ​meeting ​are: ​

Turbulence/neo-classical/MHD ​integration

Core/edge/SOL/wall ​integration

Understanding ​H- ​and ​I-mode ​pedestals

Multi-scale/multi-channel ​integration

Impurity ​transport

Effects ​of ​energetic ​particles ​on ​core ​confinement

Understanding ​the ​H-mode ​power ​threshold ​minimum

Integrated modeling

3D/RMP effects on confinement, turbulence & energetic particles