UKAEA Journals

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)21

In this work, we use reduced and perturbative models to examine the stability of TAEs during the ITB afterglow in JET experiments designed for the observation of alpha driven TAEs.  We demonstrate that in JET-like conditions, it is sufficient to use an incompressible cold plasma model for the TAE to reproduce the experimental adiabatic features su…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)114

Achieving high neutron yields in today’s fusion research relies on high power auxiliary heating in order to attain required core temperatures. This is usually achieved by means of high Neutral Beam (NB) and Radio Frequency (RF) power. Application of NB power is accompanied by production of fast beam ions and associated Beam-Target (BT) reactio…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)93

Parametric dependencies of the linear stability of toroidal Alfven eigenmode (TAE) in the presence of neutral beam injection (NBI) are investigated to understand the beam drive and damping effect of TAEs in JET and KSTAR. It is found that the results depend on the drift orbit width of the beam-ions normalized to the characteristic mode widths. I…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)19

A study of mixed hydrogen-deuterium H-mode plasmas has been carried out in JET-ILW to strengthen the physics basis for extrapolations to JET D-T operation and to support the development of strategies for isotope ratio control in future experiments. Variations of input power, gas fuelling and isotopic mixture were performed in H-mode plasma…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)124

NBI-heated L-mode plasmas have been obtained in JET with the Be/W ITER-like wall (JET-ILW) in H and D, with matched profiles of the dimensionless plasma parameters in the plasma core confinement region and same Ti/Te and Zeff. The achieved isotope identity indicates that the confinement scale invariance principle is satisfied in the core confine…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)08

The initial current ramp phase of JET hybrid plasmas is used to optimise the target q-profile for main heating to allow access to high beta and avoid MHD instabilities. Mixed protium-deuterium experiments, carried out at JET since the installation of the beryllium-tungsten wall, have shown that the q-profile evolution during this Ohmic phase varies…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)62

The pedestal structure, ELM losses and linear MHD stability are analysed in a series of JET-ILW H and D type I ELMy H-mode plasmas. The pedestal pressure (pPED) is typically higher in D than in H at the same input power, with the difference mainly due to lower density in H than in D. At the same input power, the pedestal electron pressur…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)11

Increased neutralisation and hence injected neutral beam power can be achieved by increasing the neutraliser target. This has the potential to increase the loading on the ion source backplate due to backstreaming electrons. Measurements of the backplate power loading due to backstreaming electrons are presented for the JET EP2 neutral beam injector…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)81

Fast ion synergistic effects were studied by predictive modelling of JET best performing pulses for various levels of Neutral Beam (NB) and Radio Frequency (RF) power. Calculated DD neutron yields were analysed with the intention of separating the impact of sheer synergistic effects due to changes in fast ion (FI) distribution function (DF) from su…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)40

Experimental evidence is presented of a discrepancy between the predicted and measured D-D fusion products rates on MAST. Both the neutron and proton production rates, measured independently with a neutron camera and charged fusion product detector array, are approximately 40 % lower than those predicted by TRANSP/NUBEAM codes. This deficit is scen…

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