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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(22)01
47th EPS Plasma Physics Virtual Conference, 21-25 June 2021

A fusion power plant can only exist with physics and technology acting in synchrony, over space (angstroms to tens of metres) and time (femtoseconds to decades). Recent experience with the European DEMO programme has shown how important it is to start integration early, yet go deep enough to uncover the integration impact, favourable and unfavou…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)89
28th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 2 – 6 June 2019

The EUROfusion Roadmap for fusion research was recently updated and describes a clear set of missions and associated goals on the route to commercial fusion electricity. Beyond ITER, the main target of the programme is the development of DEMO, a fusion technology demonstrator which will produce substantial net electrical output, breed its own fu…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)104
27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, Ahmedabad, India, 22-27 October 2018

During the pre-conceptual design phase of fusion devices such as the European demonstration fusion power plant (DEMO), systems codes provide a fast evaluation of optimal design points and highlight high impact areas. However, determining or evaluating a design point at such an early stage comes with uncertainties in many of the design parameters. T…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)79
30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Giardini Naxos, Messina, Sicily, 16-21 September 2018

The Chinese Fusion Engineering Test Reactor (CFETR) bridges the gap between ITER and a demonstration fusion power plant (DEMO). The primary objectives of CFETR are: demonstrate tritium self-sufficiency, ~1GW fusion power, operate in steady-state and have a duty cycle of 0.3-0.5 [1]. CFETR is in the pre-conceptual design phase and is currently envis…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)37
46th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics (EPS), Milan, 8-12 July 2019

As conceptual design options for a demonstration fusion power plant (DEMO) are explored it is important to understand the design space for possible non-ITER like design options. The power exhaust is a key design driver for a fusion power plant, and puts strong constraints on the size of the machine. One candidate for a alternative design is a doubl…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)54
28th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 2 – 6 June 2019

Protecting the divertor in a nuclear fusion power plant is a key criteria for operation. Detailed divertor and scrape-off-layer (SOL) modelling is computationally intensive and unsuitable for a systems code. For the use of such models in systems codes they need to be simplified and made computationally fast, while still capturing the most important…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)44
12th IAEA Technical Meeting on Control, Data Acquisition and Remote Participation for Fusion Research, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 13-17 May 2019

MAST has undergone a substantial upgrade [1], featuring among other things several new poloidal field coils mostly distributed around the new closed-throat divertor structure and an enlarged centre column. The considerable changes have required the plasma control software to be substantially re-written. The MAST digital plasma control system […

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