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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 …

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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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 …

Preprint Published
45th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics (EPS), Prague, 2-6 July 2018

Pellets are used in ASDEX Upgrade [1] to control plasma density under conditions of ELM control or divertor detachment. In experiments presented here direct fuelling by gas is negligible. Relative pellet size and pellet deposition are aimed to approach those in ITER but differences still remain. ELMs are controlled by n=2 RMPs in feed forward mode …