UKAEA Papers

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2022
UKAEA-RACE-PR(22)01

Supervising and controlling remote robot systems currently requires many specialised operators to have knowledge of the internal state of the system in addition to the environment. For applications such as remote maintenance of future nuclear fusion reactors, the number of robots (and hence supervisors) required to maintain or decommission a fac…

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)06

Intermittent fluctuations in the boundary of magnetically confined plasmas are investigated by numerical turbulence simulations of a reduced fluid model describing the evolution of the plasma density and electric drift vorticity in the two-dimensional plane perpendicular to the magnetic field. Two different cases are considered, one describing resi…

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2022
UKAEA-STEP-PR(22)02

We describe a workflow that is able to approximate basic machine parameters (including but not limited to plasma current IP, major radius R0, toroidal magnetic field B0, fusion power Pfusion) based on the choice of maximum field BTF,max on the in-boa…

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)05

The analysis of quiescent discharges exhibiting edge harmonic magnetoydrodynamic activity in the JET-Carbon wall machine is presented. It is observed that the quiescent phase with multiple-n harmonic oscillations is sustained until a threshold in pedestal electron density and collisionality is crossed. The macroscopic pedestal parameters associated…

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)04

The small punch test (SPT) has been widely used to evaluate the mechanical properties of materials for the nuclear industry due to its advantage of requiring minimal sample volumes. In this paper, the correlation between SPT and uniaxial tensile testing (UTT) is investigated for three materials used in the plasma-facing components of fusion reactor…

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)03

This paper reports on the development of reduced models for electron temperature gradient (ETG) driven transport in the pedestal. Model development is enabled by a set of 61 nonlinear gyrokinetic simulations with input parameters taken from the pedestals in a broad range of experimental scenarios. The simulation data has been consolidated in a new …

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2021
UKAEA-STEP-PR(22)02

Rare earth barium copper oxides (REBCO) are a particular class of cuprate high temperature superconductor. The favourable properties of REBCO coated conductor tapes (CCTs) and the well-established production methods have brought these tapes to the forefront of tokamak fusion research, showing a lot of promise for the development of powerful, hig…

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2022
UKAEA-STEP-PR(22)01

Spherical tokamaks (STs) have been shown to possess properties desirable for a fusion power plant such as achieving high plasma β and having increased vertical stability. To understand their confinement properties in a reactor relevant regime a 1GW fusion power spherical tokamak plasma equilibrium was analysed using linear gyrokinetics to deter…

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)01

Electromagnetic instabilities and turbulence driven by the electron-temperature gradient are considered in a local slab model of a tokamak-like plasma, with constant equilibrium gradients (including magnetic drifts but no magnetic shear). The model describes perturbations at scales both larger and smaller than the electron inertial scale de

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