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Assessment of turbulent beam ion redistribution in tokamaks through velocity space-dependent gyrokinetic analyses

We present the interface between a gyrokinetic code and a guiding centre code dedicated to the study of fast ion turbulent transport. A set of velocity space-dependent (kinetic) transport quantities, representing the link between the two codes, is presented. The code suite is applied to DEMO and TCV plasmas. While negligible alpha particle transport is observed for both tokamaks, important beam ion redistribution is obtained for simulations of DEMO. Results for the TCV tokamak demonstrate that the influence of turbulent fields on fast ion transport strongly depends on the plasma scenario.

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