Conference Papers

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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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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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