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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)137

Detachment, an important mechanism for reducing target heat deposition, is achieved through reductions in power, particle and momentum; which are induced through plasma-atom and plasma-molecule interactions. Experimental research in how those reactions precisely contribute to detachment is limited. Both plasma-atom as well as plasma-molecule intera…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)09

Advancing our understanding of divertor plasma physics is limited by an inability to directly determine the plasma characteristics (density, temperature, etc) over the entire divertor cross-section. At best, diagnostics are able to measure ne and Te at isolated points. More commonly however, diagnostics only measure higher-level quantities (e.g. em…

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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 …

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)07

Ray-tracing techniques are applied to divertor filtered imaging, a diagnostic that has long been plagued by polluting reflected light features in metal walled fusion machines. A physically realistic surface reflection model is developed from a Cook-Torrence microfacet BRDF model. Camera calibration images of in-vessel point lights at JET are use…

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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 …

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)03

A new 1D divertor plasma code, SD1D, has been used to examine the role of recombination, radiation, and momentum exchange in detachment. Neither momentum or power losses by themselves are found to be sufficient to produce target ion flux rollover in detachment; radiative power losses are required to a) limit and reduce the ionization source and …

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)36

This paper further analyses the EDGE2D-EIRENE simulations presented by [Chankin et al (2017 Nucl. Mater. Energy 12 273], of L-mode JET plasmas in vertical-vertical (VV) and vertical-horizontal (VH) divertor configurations. As expected, the simulated outer divertor ionisation source peaks near the separatrix in VV …

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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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2017
CCFE-PR(17)75

This paper presents the use of a novel modelling technique based around intermittent transport due to filament motion, to interpret experimental profile and fluctuation data in the scrape-off layer (SOL) of JET during the onset and evolution of a density profile shoulder. Three cases are studied at different points in a density ramp experiment wher…

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2017
CCFE-PR(17)03

Statistical analysis of the ion flux to the JET outer-wall is conducted in outer-wall limiter mounted Langmuir probe (OLP) time-series across a wide range of plasma current and line-averaged density during Ohmically heated horizontal target L-mode plasmas. The mean, _, and the standard deviation, _, of the ion-saturation current measured by the OLP…

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