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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(21)10
28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, Nice, France, 10-15th May 2021

This paper shows experimental results from the TCV tokamak that indicate plasma-molecule interactions involving D+2 and possibly D− play an important role as sinks of energy (through hydrogenic radiation as well as dissociation) and particles during divertor detachment if low target temperatures (< 3 eV) are achieved. Bot…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(21)06
24th International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices (PSI), South Korea, 24 - 29 January 2021

In this work we provide experimental insights into the impact of plasma-molecule interactions on divertor detachment by applying new spectroscopic analysis techniques to the hydrogen Balmer line series to investigate how both atom and plasma-molecule interactions impact particle balance. Our analysis on a representative L-mode TCV density ramp dis…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)71
27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, Ahmedabad, India, 22-27 October 2018

The fast-ion transport has been investigated in low-collisionality discharges at ASDEX Upgrade and TCV using offaxis neutral beams. In both devices Alfven eigenmode activity was observed which does, however, not strongly affect the global fast-ion confinement. In contrast, charge exchange losses have been identified to have a strong effect. At TCV …

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