UKAEA Journals

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)17

Core turbulent particle transport with multiple isotopes can display observable differences in behaviour between the electron and ion particle channels. Experimental observations at JET with mixed H-D plasmas and varying NBI and gas-puff sources [M. Maslov et al., Nucl. Fusion 7 076022 (2018)] inferred source dominated electr…

Preprint Published
2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)11

Increased neutralisation and hence injected neutral beam power can be achieved by increasing the neutraliser target. This has the potential to increase the loading on the ion source backplate due to backstreaming electrons. Measurements of the backplate power loading due to backstreaming electrons are presented for the JET EP2 neutral beam injector…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)68

Helium is widely used as a fuel or minority gas in laboratory fusion experiments, and will be present as ash in DT thermonuclear plasmas.  It is therefore essential to have a good understanding of its atomic physics.  To this end He II population modelling has been undertaken for the spectroscopic levels arising from shells with principal quantum…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(17)39

In normal operation the JET neutral beam injectors have the operating gas supplied to the ion source and the neutraliser. For tritium operation the gas is supplied to both the ion source and neutraliser at a point close to the earth grid (“grid gas”) due to the difficulty in producing a gas line with a secondary containment and a ceramic break fo…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(17)25

The JET Neutral Beam Injection (NBI) system is the most powerful neutral beam plasma heating system currently operating. Optical Interlocks were installed on the beam lines in 2011 for the JET Enhancement Project 2 (EP2), when the heating power was increased from 23 MW to 34 MW. JET NBI has two beam lines. Each has eight positive ion injectors oper…

Preprint Published
2013

We reconsider an old idea: a three-stage compound cryopump for use in fusion reactors such as DEMO. The helium “ash” is adsorbed on a 4.5 K charcoal-coated surface, while deuterium and tritium are adsorbed at 15-22 K on a second charcoal-coated surface. The helium is released by raising the first surface to ~30 K. In a separate regeneration ste…

Published
2008

Charge eXchange Recombination Spectroscopy (CXRS) will play a crucial role in the diagnosing of burning plasmas: items like helium ash, transport barriers, impurity content or fuel ratio can all be assessed with CXRS. In fact this is the only direct method to obtain information about the light impurity ions, such as temperature, concentrations and …

Published
2006

Laboratory experiment is an attractive method of exploring the plasma physics that may occur in solar and astrophysical shocks. An experiment enables repeated and detailed measurements of a plasma as the input conditions are adjusted. To form a scaled experiment of an astrophysical shock a plasma physics model of the shock is required, and the impo…

Published
2004

Results from an experimental study of the collisionless interaction of two laser-produced plasmas in a magnetic field with applications to supernova remnant shock physics are presented. The dynamics of the two plasmas and their interaction are studied with and without magnetic field through spatially and temporally resolved measurements of the elec…

Published
2004

Laboratory astro-plasma physics experiments are being designed to advance both our astrophysics and plasma physics knowledge. With current laser technology, target design and diagnostics, it is now possible to reproduce and measure the conditions of temperature and pressure usually met in extreme stellar environments. Coupled with scaled plasma phy…

Published