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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)28

A new quasilinear saturation model SAT3 has been developed for the purpose of calculating radial turbulent fluxes in the core of tokamak plasmas. The new model is shown to be able to better recreate the isotope mass dependence of nonlinear gyrokinetic fluxes compared to contemporary quasilinear models, including SAT2 [1], whilst performing at least…

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)26

All high field superconductors producing magnetic fields above 12 T are brittle. Nevertheless, they will probably be the materials of choice in commercial tokamaks because the fusion power density in a tokamak scales as the fourth power of magnetic field. Here we propose using robust, ductile superconductors during the reactor commissioning phase i…

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)23

In this paper we a first qualitative analysis of the atomic and molecular processes at play during detachment in the MAST-U Super-X divertor, using divertor spectroscopy data. Our analysis indicates a wide operational regime of detachment of the MAST-U super-X divertor, which can be roughly separated in four phases: 1) The ionisation front detac…

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)24

The accurate and efficient mapping of the radiation environment in a nuclear fusion reactor requires the most advanced radiation transport tools. The Monte Carlo method has long been deployed to deal with the complexity of fusion relevant geometries, with MCNP the adopted industry standard code among the European and wider international community. …

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)27

Unraveling the complexity of non-collinear magnetism in materials with strongly correlated electrons is a considerable task that requires developing and applying state of the art theories and computational methods. Using the Coury model Hamiltonian, which includes spin and orbital degrees of freedom and generalizes the collinear Stoner Hamiltonian,…

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)25

Hydride precipitation and reorientation has the potential to embrittle zirconium alloys. This study aims to better understand the influence of the Zr microstructure on hydride precipitation and reorientation. Specifically, the crystallography, phase stability and morphology of hydride precipitation was correlated to microstructural variations due t…

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(22)04

The protection strategy adopted for the European DEMOnstration (EU-DEMO) fusion power reactor foresees the use of sacrificial components–referred to as limiters–dealing with plasma-wall contacts. Their aim is to protect the first wall (FW) against the huge amount of plasma energy (up to GigaJoules) released in a few milliseconds during disrupti…

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)22

Capacitive plasma pickup is a well-known and difficult problem for plasma-facing edge diagnostics. Ths problem must be addressed to ensure an accurate and robust interpretation of the real signal measurements versus noise. JET’s Faraday cup fast ion loss detector array is particularly prone to this issue and can be used as a testbed to prototy…

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)21

This paper describes the development of electromagnetic plasma burn-through model. Full circuit equations describing the currents in solenoid, poloidal field coil, and toroidally conducting passive structure have been integrated into the differential equation system of the plasma energy and particle balances in DYON. This enables consistent calcula…

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)20

In this work, the Universal Equation of States (UES) is revisited and generalised by including ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic configurations. The energy of a system is calculated by means of three parameters, namely, the energy, volume and corresponding scaling volume (directly related to the bulk modulus) at the local ground state of the corr…

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The published version of this paper is currently under embargo and will be available on 28/04/2023