UKAEA Journals

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)45

It is shown that ITG turbulence close to the threshold exhibits a long time behaviour, with smaller heat fluxes at later times. This reduction is connected with the slow growth of long wave length zonal flows and, consequently, the numerical dissipation on these flows must be sufficient small. Close to the nonlinear threshold for turbulence generat…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)89

The interplay between toroidal rotation u, parallel flow shear u? and perpendicular flow shear ?E in the stabilisation of tokamak turbulence is investigated in non-linear flux-tube gyrokinetic simulations with the GKW code. The non-linear simulations are performed for a reference L-mode DIII-D plasma (the so-called shortfall case) at r/a = 0.8, var…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)88

Verification is the fundamental step that any turbulence simulation code has to be submitted in order to assess the proper implementation of the underlying equations. We have carried out a cross comparison of three flux tube gyrokinetic codes, GENE [F. Jenko et al., Phys. Plasmas 7, 1904 (2000)], GKW [A. G. Peeters et al., Comput. Phys. Commun. 180…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)78

The non-linear evolution of a magnetic island is studied using the Vlasov gyro-kinetic code GKW. The interaction of electromagnetic turbulence with a self-consistently growing magnetic island, generated by a tearing unstable >0 current profile, is considered. The turbulence is able to seed the magnetic island and bypass the linear growth phase b…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)02

Non-linear local electromagnetic gyrokinetic turbulence simulations of the ITER standard scenario H-mode are presented for the q = 3 / 2 and q = 2 surfaces. The turbulent transport is examined in regions of velocity space characteristic of electrons heated by electron cyclotron waves. Electro- magnetic fluctuations and sub-dominant micro-tearing mo…

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2013

The impact of lithium impurities on the microstability and turbulent transport characteristics in the core of a typical FTU Liquid Lithium Limiter (LLL) (Mazzitelli et al., Nucl. Fusion, 2011) discharge during the density ramp-up phase is studied. A non-linear gyrokinetic analysis performed with GKW (Peeters et al., Comp. Phys. Comm., 2009) accompa…

Published
2012

Electrostatic gyrokinetic analyses are presented for an L-mode discharge with an internal transport barrier, from the spherical tokamak, MAST. Local and global microstability analysis finds similar linear growth rates for ion temperature gradient (ITG) driven modes. When the electron response is assumed to be adiabatic, growth rates are found to be…

Published
2011

Two symmetries of the local nonlinear df gyrokinetic system of equations in tokamaks in the high flow regime are presented. The turbulent transport of toroidal angular momentum changes sign under an up-down reflection of the tokamak and a sign change of both the rotation and the rotation shear. Thus, the turbulent transport of toroidal angular mome…

Published
2011

New transport experiments on JET indicate that ion stiffness mitigation in the core of a rotating plasma, as described by Mantica et al. [ Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 175002 (2009) ] results from the combined effect of high rotational shear and low magnetic shear. The observations have important implications for the understanding of improved ion core con…

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2009

This workshop on transport in fusion plasmas is the thirteenth in a series. Previously they have been held under the auspices of the EU and US Transport Task Forces (TTFs), with J Connor as the EU TTF chair. However, the EU Transport Task Force has now been subsumed into the EFDA (European Fusion Development Agreement) Topical Group for Transport (…

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