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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)69

The ASCOT orbit-following code has been equipped with a model for simulating charge exchange (CX) of fast ions with background atoms in magnetically confined fusion plasmas. The model was successfully verified by comparing simulated reaction mean free paths to analytical values across a range of fusion-relevant parameters. ASCOT was used to simu…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)58

This paper presents recent progress on the studies of neoclassical tearing modes (NTMs) on TCV, concerning the new physics learned and how this physics contributes to a better real-time (RT) control of NTMs. A simple technique that adds a small (sinusoidal) sweeping to the target electron cyclotron (EC) beam deposition location has proven effective…

Preprint
2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)18

It is demonstrated that tokamak plasma can be fuelled by pellets while simultaneously maintaining ELM suppression by external resonant magnetic perturbations (RMPs). Pellets are injected from vertical high field site and deposited at outer part of plasma cross section. Each pellet triggers benign MHD event followed by short lived ELM free phase. Th…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)55

In ITER and DEMO, achieving detachment at lower densities would allow to reduce the amount of impurity seeded and to improve confinement by running at lower separatrix densities. Analytic models predict that a increase of total flux expansion would allow such a reduction in upstream density at detachment. However, both experiments and modelling …

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)82

Recent experiments on TCV have made significant progress toward partial detachment of the outer divertor in neutral beam heated H-mode plasmas. The heating power required to enter H-mode was measured in a range of divertor configurations, finding that, in the vicinity of the PL-H/ne curve, the threshold power is largely independent of the poloidal …

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)69

The impact of the three-dimensional (3D) tokamak geometry from external magnetic perturbations (MPs) on the local edge stability has been examined in high confinement mode (H-mode) plasmas with edge localised modes (ELMs) in ASDEX Upgrade. The 3D geometry has been probed using rigidly rotating MP fields. The measured distortions of the plasma bound…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)54

Neoclassical and turbulent heavy impurity transport in tokamak core plasmas are determined by main ion temperature, density and toroidal rotation profiles. Thus, in order to reproduce experimental behaviour of W accumulation, integrated modelling of main ion heat and particle transport is a vital prerequisite. For the first time, the quasilinear …

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)52

Partial detachment is the desired regime for the baseline burning plasma scenario in ITER and next-step devices, as it allows to disspate the majority of the energy carried by charged particles through the scrape-off-layer (SOL) and thus avoids localised heat flux deposition in the divertor region. The COMPASS tokamak is equipped with an open diver…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)34

Tangentially viewing fast camera footage of the low-field side snowflake minus divertor in TCV is analysed across a four point scan in which the proximity of the two X-points is varied systematically. The apparent flow observed in the post-processed movie shows two distinct regions of the camera frame exhibiting differing flow patterns. One flow in…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)23

Ray-tracing techniques are applied to bolometry, a diagnostic particularly sensitive to machine geometry due to the effect of volume sampling. Sightlines from the ASDEX-Upgrade bolometer foils were ray-traced with a path tracing algorithm, where the optical path is represented by a statistical bundle of ray paths connecting the foil surface with th…

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