UKAEA Journals

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)53

In toroidal magnetic confinement devices, such as tokamaks and stellarators, neoclassical transport is usually an order of magnitude larger than its classical counterpart. However, when a high-collisionality species is present in an stellarator optimized for low Pfirsch-Schlüter current, its classical transport can be comparable to the neoclassica…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)04

Avoiding impurity accumulation is a requirement for steady-state stellarator operation. The accumulation of impurities can be heavily affected by variations in their density on the flux-surface. Using recently derived semi-analytic expressions for the transport of a collisional impurity species with high-Z and flux-surface density-variation in t…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)44

High-Z impurities in magnetic confinement devices are prone to develop density variations on the fluux-surface, which can significantly affect their transport. In this paper, we generalize earlier analytic stellarator calculations of the neoclassical radial impurity flux in the mixed-collisionality regime (collisional impurity and low-collisionalit…

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2017
CCFE-PR(17)52

The accumulation of impurities in the core of magnetically confined plasmas, resulting from standard collisional transport mechanisms, is a known threat to their performance as fusion energy sources. Whilst the axisymmetric tokamak systems have been shown to benefit from the effect of temperature screening, that is an outward flux of impurities dri…

Preprint Published
2017
CCFE-PR(17)43

A potential threat to the performance of magnetically confined fusion plasmas is the problem of impurity accumulation, which causes the concentration of highly charged impurity ions to rise uncontrollably in the center of the plasma and spoil the energy confinement by excessive radiation. It has long been thought that the collisional transport of i…

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