UKAEA Journals

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)11

The SOLPS-ITER simulations of European DEMO reactor, with 450 MW of power to be exhausted, show an increased operational space compared to the conventional single-null configuration. Using a reduced model with fluid neutrals and bundled impurities, we assessed the existence and the boundaries of operational space for DEMO with the conventional sing…

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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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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)99

If correct, the Lengyel Model offers a simple and powerful tool to predict detachment onset in future fusion reactors. We assess its validity against a comprehensive SOLPS-4.3 simulation database of ITER baseline (Q=10) neon-seeded plasmas (Pacher etal 2015 {it J. Nucl. Mater.} {bf 463} 591). In absolute terms, the Lengyel Model is found to over…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)07

ELM simulations for the MAST-U Super-X tokamak have been obtained, using the JOREK code. The JOREK visco-resistive MHD model has been used to obtain comparisons of divertor configurations. The simulations show a factor 10 decrease in the peak heat flux to the outer target of the Super-X in comparison to a conventional divertor configuration. A roll…

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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(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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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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