Conference Papers

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)121
24th International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices (PSI), South Korea, 24 - 29 January 2021

While current tokamak experiments are beginning to utilise real-time feedback control systems to manage the plasma exhaust, future tokamaks still require validation of theoretical models used to predict the threshold impurity concentration required to facilitate stationary divertor operation. This work exploits new spectroscopic measurements of …

Preprint
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)83
30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Giardini Naxos, Messina, Sicily, 16-21 September 2018

The authors exposed a radiatively cooled, lithium-filled tantalum heat pipe (HP) to a hydrogen plasma in DIFFER’s linear plasma source Magnum PSI continuously for ~2 hours. The beam made a saddle-shaped footprint along the side of the inclined ~195-mm-long HP. During several steps with constant overall heat load, we tilted the HP to vary the p…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)76
30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Giardini Naxos, Messina, Sicily, 16-21 September 2018

In 1998 Makhankov [1] described the concept of modular exchangeable plasma facing components (PFCs) based on liquid metal heat pipes which are radiatively cooled. Here we present results from recent experiments with a lithium filled tubular heat pipe owned by Sandia National Laboratories. The tantalum envelope (~20mm diameter by ~200mm long) was…

Preprint Published
2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)06
30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Giardini Naxos, Messina, Sicily, 16-21 September 2018

The next D-T campaign will push JET ITER-like Wall (IWL) to high divertor power and energy levels. During the 2016 campaign, the Strike Point (SP) sweeping permitted relevant H-mode scenarios without exceeding the temperature limits imposed by JET Operation Instructions (JOIs). In the subsequent shutdown, six outer divertor tungsten-coated 2D carbo…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(18)10
45th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics (EPS), Prague, 2-6 July 2018

Recent experiments on Magnum-PSI exposed a lithium-filled heat pipe to a hydrogen plasma beam to demonstrate the potential of radiatively cooled, high temperature heat pipes as modular, replaceable plasma facing components. Monitoring the temperature distribution over the full 20cm length of the pipe was a crucial element of the experiment, requiri…

Preprint
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(18)01
45th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics (EPS), Prague, 2-6 July 2018

The dependence of JET neutron deficit and energy balance on neutral beam (PINI) selection has been investigated experimentally. The discrepancy between neutrons predicted and measured during JET pulses has consistently deviated, with the measured neutrons typically being lower than expected by simulation. A number of investigations into this hav…

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