Conference Papers

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)72
27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, Ahmedabad, India, 22-27 October 2018

The spherical torus/tokamak (ST) is a potentially attractive configuration for narrowing scientific and technical gaps to a fusion demonstration power plant and as a more compact and/or modular fusion power source. Due to a reduced plasma surface area to volume ratio, the ST configuration offers the potential to access high power exhaust heat fl…

Preprint
2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)42
46th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics (EPS), Milan, 8-12 July 2019

Plasma detachment needs to be achieved in ITER [1] and future devices such as DEMO to dissipate most of the power in the Scrape-Off-Layer (SOL) and reduce the particle flux reaching the divertor targets. In order to enhance our capability to improve current, and design future tokamaks, we must improve our understanding of the relative effect on det…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)28
27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, Ahmedabad, India, 22-27 October 2018

A detailed cross-device investigation on the role of filamentary dynamics in high density regimes has been performed within the EUROfusion framework comparing ASDEX-Upgrade (AUG) and TCV tokamaks. Both devices have run density ramp experiments at different levels of plasma current, keeping toroidal field or q95 constant in order to disentangle the …

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)20
23rd International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices (PSI), Princeton, NJ, USA, 17-22 June 2018

Reducing the plasma power exhaust impacting on plasma facing components during steady state operation is one of the major design issues in future tokamaks such as ITER. Impurity seeding, e.g. with N, is one method of achieving this and has been used for a long time in tokamak research [1]. In this work we exploit a recently developed spectroscopic …

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