Conference Papers

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)77
30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Giardini Naxos, Messina, Sicily, 16-21 September 2018

Neutral beam injection is one of the primary auxiliary heating systems for tokamak plasmas. Once the neutral beam leaves the neutraliser collisions with background neutral particles in the beamline and tokamak vessel re-ionises part of the neutral beam. These particles can be deflected by the tokamak magnetic field, potentially damaging unshielded …

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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 Alfv´en 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 TC…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)40
46th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics (EPS), Milan, 8-12 July 2019

In magnetic confinement devices, boundary turbulence is responsible for transporting plasma and energy from the well-confined region towards the material surfaces where it can severely harm reactor relevant machines. It is therefore essential to develop a solid understanding of the mechanisms behind the transport in the edge of the plasma. Large fl…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)12
22nd Topical Conference on High Temperature Plasma Diagnostics (HTPD), San Diego, USA, 16-19 April 2018

The design and unique feature of the first MAST-U fast-ion loss detector (FILD) [M. Garcia-Muñoz, Rev. Sci. Instrum 80, 053503 (2009)] is presented here. The MAST-U FILD head is mounted on an axially and angularly actuated mechanism that makes…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(18)03
27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, Ahmedabad, India, 22-27 October 2018

Recent results from MAST address key physics issues for ITER operations and the design of future devices, by advancing our understanding of through analysis of high-resolution data and numerical modelling. Modelling of the interaction between filaments with BOUT++ indicates filaments separated by more than 5x their width move independently, and …

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