Conference Papers

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)99
27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, Ahmedabad, India, 22-27 October 2018

Unraveling the conditions that permit access to H-mode continues to be an unresolved physics issue for tokamaks, and accurate extrapolations are important for planning ITER operations and DEMO design constraints. Experiments have been performed in JET, with the ITER-like W/Be wall, to increase the confidence of predictions for the L-H transition po…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)55
14th International Reflectometry Workshop, Swiss Plasma Center of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 22-24 May 2019

The use of Doppler Backscattering (DBS) in spherical tokamaks is challenging since the magnetic pitch angle can be large (up to 35, compared to 15 in standard tokamaks like JET). Moreover the pitch angle varies both spatially and temporally. Hence, the probe beam is generally not perpendicular to the magnetic field. This misalignment, which affec…

Preprint Published
2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)18
45th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics (EPS), Prague, 2-6 July 2018

The Doppler Backscattering (DBS) microwave diagnostic enables the non-perturbative characterisation of density fluctuations and flows, both at the edge and the core of the plasma. The large magnetic pitch angle (up to 35 degrees, compared to 15 degrees in standard tokamaks like JET) and the time-varying magnetic equilibrium make the use of DBS in s…

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