UKAEA Journals

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)69

The impact of the three-dimensional (3D) tokamak geometry from external magnetic perturbations (MPs) on the local edge stability has been examined in high confinement mode (H-mode) plasmas with edge localised modes (ELMs) in ASDEX Upgrade. The 3D geometry has been probed using rigidly rotating MP fields. The measured distortions of the plasma bound…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)61

Effects of toroidal plasma flow, magnetic drift kinetic damping as well as feedback control, on the resistive wall mode instability in HL-2M tokamak are numerically investigated, using the linear stability codes MARS-F/K (Liu Y Q et al 2000 Phys. Plasmas 7 3681, Liu Y Q et al 2008 Phys. Plasmas 15…

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2017
CCFE-PR(17)66

The theory of stability and saturation of nonlinear ballooning modes in tokamaks is developed using a generalised Archimedes’ principle which is justified for thin elliptical flux tubes. The equation of motion in general geometry is derived and then applied to a simplified ‘s-a’ equilibrium and the nonlinear dynamics of this equilibr…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)47

Resonant magnetic perturbations (RMP) have extensively been demonstrated as a plausible technique for mitigating or suppressing large edge localized modes (ELMs). Associated with this is a substantial amount of theory and modelling efforts during recent years. Various models describing the plasma response to the RMP fields have been proposed in the…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)19

ELM control may be essential to develop ITER scenarios with a reasonable lifetime of divertor components, whilst ELM pacing may be essential to develop stationary ITER scenarios with a tungsten divertor. Resonant magnetic perturbations (RMPs) have mitigated ELMs in high collisionality plasmas in JET. The efficacy of RMPs in mitigating the ELMs is f…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)10

The magnetic perturbations produced by the resonant magnetic perturbation (RMP) coils will be rotated in ITER so that the spiral patterns due to strike point splitting which are locked to the RMP also rotate. This is to ensure even power deposition on the divertor plates. VMEC equilibria are calculated for different phases of the RMP rotation. It i…

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2016
CCFE-PR(17)19

An explanation of the observed improvement in H-mode pedestal characteristics with increasing core plasma pressure or poloidal beta, pol b , as observed in MAST and JET, is sought in terms of the impact of the Shafranov shift, D¢ , on ideal ballooning MHD stability. To illustrate this succinctly, a self-consistent treatment of the low magnetic she…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)101

Tokamaks are traditionally viewed as axisymmetric devices. However this is not always true, for example in the presence of saturated instabilities, error fields, or resonant magnetic perturbations (RMPs) applied for edge localized mode (ELM) control. We use the VMEC code (Hirshman and Whitson 1983 Phys. Fluids 26 3553) to …

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)45

The role of anisotropic thermal diffusivity on tearing mode stability is analysed in general toroidal geometry following similar techniques to Glasser et al [A H Glasser, et al, Phys. Fluids 18 (1975) 875], although a stronger ordering of the plasma compressibility is required. Resistive layer equations are obtained for a resistive MHD model with a…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)11

Sustained Edge Localised Mode (ELM) mitigation has been achieved on MAST and AUG using RMPs with various toroidal mode numbers over a wide range of low to medium collisionality discharges. The ELM energy loss and peak heat loads at the divertor targets have been reduced. The ELM mitigation phase is typically associated with a drop in plasma density…

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