Modeling of neutral hydrogen velocities in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor
Monte Carlo neutral transport simulations of hydrogen velocities in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) [K. M. McGuire et al., Phys. Plasmas 2, 2176 (1995)] are compared with experiment using the Doppler‐broadened Balmer‐α spectral line profile. Good agreement is obtained under a range of conditions, validating the treatment of charge exchange, molecular dissociation, surface reflection, and sputtering in the neutral gas code DEGAS [D. Heifetz et al., J. Comput. Phys. 46, 309 (1982)]. A residual deficiency of 10–100 eV neutrals in most of the simulations indicates that further study of the energetics of H+2 dissociation for electron energies in excess of 100 eV is needed. © 1996 American Institute of Physics.