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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)62

Drift-reduced MHD models are widely used to study magnetised plasma phenomena, in particular for magnetically con ned fusion applications, as well as in solar and astrophysical research. This letter discusses the choice of Ohm’s law in these models, the resulting dispersion relations for the dynamics parallel to the magnetic field, and the impli…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)61

We use beam tracing — implemented with a newly-written code, Scotty — and the reciprocity theorem to derive a model for the linear backscattered power of the Doppler Backscattering (DBS) diagnostic. Our model works for both the O-mode and X-mode in tokamak geometry (and certain regimes of stellarators). We present the analytical derivation of o…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)52

Fusion has entered the engineering era. Moving from plasma science to experiments demonstrating the benefits of modified torus shapes and advanced divertor geometries, the ‘field’ has become an ‘industry’. Investors focus now on whether superconducting magnet joints are feasible in large tokamak designs and how to deliver net energy to grid…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)46

The fusion performance of ELMy H-mode DT plasmas with q95 = 3 and \\beta_N = 1.8 (also referred to as medium-\\beta_N baseline scenario in the rest of this paper) are predicted with the JINTRAC suite of codes and the QuaLiKiZ transport model. The predictions are based on the analysis of DT plasmas from the first DT campaign on JET in 1997 (DTE1…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)39

A recently updated version of the MARS-F code [Y. Q. Liu et al. Phys. Plasmas 7, 3681 (2000); L. Li et al. Phys. Plasmas 25, 082512 (2018); G. L. Xia et al. Nucl. Fusion 59, 126035 (2019)] is utilized to numerically investigate the plasma screening effect on the applied resonant magnetic perturbation (RMP) field, assuming various equilibrium flo…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)38

Ion cyclotron resonance heating (ICRH) is one of the three additional heating schemes to be deployed on ITER. Its two antenna arrays, installed on the outboard midplane, will deliver 20 MW of RF power in the 40-55 MHz frequency range. The plasma-facing component of …

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)35

Sustained operation of high-performance, ITER-baseline scenario plasmas at the high levels of input power (~< 40MA) required to achieve ~ 15 MW of D-T fusion power in JET-ILW requires careful optimisation of the fuelling to avoid an unacceptable disruption rate due to excessive radiation, primarily from W impurities, which are sputter…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)32

For the first time, a digital Mirror Langmuir probe (MLP) has successfully sampled plasma temperature, ion saturation current, and floating potential together on a single probe tip in real time in a radio-frequency driven helicon linear plasma device. This is accomplished by feedback control of the bias sweep to ensure a good fit to I-V charact…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)19

A novel high-performance computing algorithm, developed in response to the next generation of computational challenges associated with burning plasma regimes in ITER-scale tokamak devices, has been tested and is described herein. LOCUST-GPU 2 The Lorentz-Orbit Code for Use in Stellarators and Tokamaks (LOCUST) is designed for computationally s…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)08

A survey of the correlation between temperature and density gradient lengths ( and ) has been performed for the near SOL regions in the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak. In common with previous studies, the near SOL temperature and density gradient length ratio, , is found to be close to unity across a wide range of plasmas. However, it is found that it is po…

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