The modification of interchange plasma turbulence in the scrape-off layer (SOL) region by the presence of hot and cold neutral gas molecules has been studied. The nonlinear equations have been solved numerically using two different simulations (“uniform-Te” and “varying-Te”), and the results obtained from both of the models have been compared. The hot neutrals, responsible for the increase in the electron density in the SOL, also account for more ionization of the cold molecules. The effect of hot and cold neutrals on the interchange turbulence is almost similar in the “uniform-Te” model, but in the “varying-Te” model, the influence of the hot neutrals is very small, specifically in the far SOL region. The neutral gas in the “varying Te” model decreases the heat load on the material walls by about 7%. A reduction in the radial velocity by about 25% and effective diffusion coefficient of the plasma particles has been found by the influence of the neutral gas.

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