UKAEA Journals

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)82

The benefits of an optimised Super-X divertor configuration in mitigating the steady-state power and particle fluxes to the surfaces of the MAST Upgrade divertor have been quantified by performing a detailed comparison with a conventional divertor for the first time.  In otherwise identical plasmas with conventional and Super-X divertor configu…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)77

The optimum conditions for access to and sustainment of H-mode plasmas and their expected plasma parameters in the Pre-Fusion Power Operation 1 (PFPO-1) phase of the ITER Research Plan, where the additional plasma heating will be provided by 20 MW of Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH), are assessed in order to identify key open R&D issues. The as…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)77

The optimum conditions for access and sustainment of H-mode plasmas and their expected plasma parameters in the Pre-Fusion Operation 1 (PFPO-1) phase of the ITER Research Plan, where the additional plasma heating will be provided by 20 MW of Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH), are assessed. The assessment is performed on the basis of empirical and…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)76

We present the first parallel electron transport results obtained using the newly developed 1D transport code SOL-KiT. In order to properly predict divertor heat loads it is of key importance to develop a thorough understanding of discrepancies between different parallel transport modelling approaches. With the capability to self-consistently sw…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)63

The 2D scrape-off-layer turbulence code (nSOLT) includes 1D Boltzmann neutral-plasma interactions, a model of divertor recycling (introduced here), and a fixed source of plasma concentrated at the core-side boundary. 1) Neutral injection in the far-SOL is accomplished by specifying the density of Franck-Condon distributed neutrals streaming in from…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)45

Transport processes around the magnetic X-point of tokamaks, such as turbulence and mean-field drifts, are scarcely understood and difficult to investigate in experiments. In this paper, we explore the dynamics in a newly developed X-point scenario on the basic toroidal plasma device TORPEX and use it to validate plasma edge turbulence codes. In-si…

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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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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)07

A study of a dataset of JET plasma with the Be/W ITER-like wall (JET-ILW) shows that reaching the edge MHD ballooning limit leads to confinement degradation. However, unlike JET plasma with a carbon wall (JET-C), the JET-ILW plasma stays in a marginal dithering phase for a relatively long period, associated with a higher a ( 20%) H-mode density lim…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)65

A novel approach using Bayesian inference has been implemented to interpret the filamentary dynamics measured by a Langmuir probe fixed to a reciprocating assembly on MAST. The model describes the system as a superposition of time-displaced filaments and a fixed background component. Each filament is parameterised in terms of a characteristic rise …

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)110

The role of magnetic perturbations generated by filaments in the scrape-off layer is investigated by performing simulations of 3D seeded filaments with an electromagnetic numerical code which includes sheath boundary conditions. Depending on the plasma , three smoothly connecting regimes were identified: an electrostatic regime where the magnet…

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