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2020

UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)111

#### M. R. Hardman M. Barnes C. M. Roach

#### Magnetised plasma turbulence can have a multiscale character: instabilities driven by mean temperature gradients drive turbulence at the disparate scales of the ion and the electron gyroradii. Simulations of multiscale turbulence, using equations valid in the limit of infinite scale separation, reveal novel cross-scale interaction mechanisms in the…

Preprint2020

UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)13

#### M. R. Hardman M. Barnes C. M. Roach F. I. Parra

#### Multiple space and time scales arise in plasma turbulence in magnetic confinement fusion devices because of the smallness of the square root of the electron-to-ion mass ratio and the consequent disparity of the ion and electron thermal gyroradii and thermal speeds. Direct simulations of this turbulence that include both ion and electron space-ti…

Preprint Published2019

UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)21

#### Luca Garzotti C. Challis R. Dumont D. Frigione J. Graves E Lerche J. Mailloux M. Mantsinen F. Rimini F. Casson A. Czarnecka J. Eriksson R. Felton L. Frassinetti D. Gallart J. Garcia C. Giroud E. Joffrin H.-T. Kim N. Krawczyk M. Lennholm P. Lomas C. Lowry L. Meneses I. Nunes C. M. Roach M. Romanelli S. Sharapov S. Silburn A. Sips E. Stefanikova M. Tsalas D. Valcarcel M. Valovic JET contributors

#### The JET exploitation plan foresees D-T operations in 2020 (DTE2). With respect to the first D-T campaign in 1997 (DTE1), when JET was equipped with a carbon wall, the experiments will be conducted in presence of a beryllium-tungsten ITER-like wall (ILW) and will benefit from an extended and improved set of diagnostics and higher additional heating …

Preprint Published2018

UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)20

#### JW Connor RJ Hastie C Marchetto CM Roach

#### Starting from expressions in Connor et al. (1988), we derive a one-dimensional tearing equation similar to the approximate equation obtained by Hegna & Callen (1994); Nishimura et al. (1998), but for more realistic toroidal equilibria. The intention is to use this approximation to explore the role of steep H-mode pedestals, bootstrap currents a…

Preprint Published2017

CCFE-PR(17)49

#### P. A. Abdoul D. Dickinson C. M. Roach H. R. Wilson

#### In this work, using solutions from a local gyrokinetic flux-tube code combined with higher order ballooning theory, a new analytical approach is developed to reconstruct the global linear mode structure with associated global mode frequency. In addition to the isolated mode (IM), which usually peaks on the outboard mid-plane, the higher order ballo…

Preprint Published2016

CCFE-PR(16)48

#### G. J. Colyer A. A. Schekochihin F. I. Parra C. M. Roach M. A. Barnes Y. C. Ghim W. Dorland

#### In electrostatic simulations of MAST plasma at electron-gyroradius scales, using the local flux-tube gyrokinetic code GS2 with adiabatic ions, we find that the longtime saturated electron heat flux (the level most relevant to energy transport) decreases as the electron collisionality decreases. At early simulation times, the heat flux quasisatura…

Preprint Published2016

CCFE-PR(16)17

#### J.C. Hillesheim D. Dickinson C.M. Roach S. Saarelma R. Scannell A. Kirk N.A. Crocker W.A. Peebles H. Meyer The MAST Team

#### Measurements of local density and magnetic field fluctuations near the pedestal top, conditionally-averaged over the ELM cycle, have been made in MAST. A Doppler backscattering (DBS) system installed at MAST was used to measure intermediate-k (k ? _i _ 3 - 4) density fluctuations at the top of the pedestal. A novel diagnostic technique combining DB…

Preprint Published2015

CCFE-PR(15)48

#### S. S. Henderson L. Garzotti F.J. Casson D. Dickinson M. O'Mullane A. Patel C.M. Roach H.P. Summers H. Tanabe M. Valovic MAST team

#### Carbon and nitrogen impurity transport coefficients are determined from gas puff experiments carried out during repeat L-mode discharges on the Mega-Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) and compared against a previous analysis of helium impurity transport on MAST. The impurity density profiles are measured on the lowfield side of the plasma, therefore this…

Preprint Published2014

#### D. Dickinson C. M. Roach J. M. Skipp H. R. Wilson

#### Solutions to a model 2D eigenmode equation describing micro-instabilities in tokamak plasmas are presented that demonstrate a sensitivity of the mode structure and stability to plasma profiles. In narrow regions of parameter space, with special plasma profiles, a maximally unstable mode is found that balloons on the outboard side of the tokamak. Th…

Published2014