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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)45

In magnetic fusion devices, unwanted non-axisymmetric magnetic eld perturbations, known as error fields (EF), can have detrimental effects on plasma stability and confinement. To minimize their impact on plasma performances and on the available operational space, it is important to identify the EF sources and develop EF control strategies. MAST Up…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)27

Retarding field energy analysers (RFEAs) have been used to compare the ion temperature ( T i ) of large plasma filaments with the background plasma (composed of small scale filaments) at the midplane and divertor target in L mode discharges in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST). At low densities, at the midplane and divertor, at distances from 2…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)30

In future nuclear fusion reactors high heat load events, such as edge-localised modes (ELMs), can potentially damage divertor materials and release impurities into the main plasma, limiting plasma performance. The most difficult to handle are type I ELMs since they carry the largest fraction of energy from the plasma and therefore deposit the large…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)70

This paper presents a numerical investigation of isolated filament dynamics in a simulation geometry representative of the scrape-off layer (SOL) of the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) previously studied in [N.R.Walkden et.al, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, 55 (2013) 105005]. This paper focuses on the evolution of filament cross-sections at the ou…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)53

Filamentary transport across the scrape off layer is a key issue for the design and operation of future devices, such as ITER, DEMO and MAST-U, as it sets the power loadings to the divertor and first wall of the machine. Analysis has been performed on L mode filaments in MAST in order to gain an understanding of the spatial structure and attempt to…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)52

SOLPS simulations of MAST-U have been carried out to identify in more detail the physics and operational properties of novel divertor configurations such as Super-X divertor (SXD), in particular the physics of detachment. A well diagnosed L-mode discharge from MAST has been utilised to determine L-mode transport coefficients representative for MAST…

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2015
CCFE-PR(17)22

The Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) is the centre piece of the UK fusion research programme.In 2010, a MAST Upgrade programme was initiated with three primary objectives, to contribute to: (1)testing reactor concepts (in particular exhaust solutions via a flexible divertor allowing Super-X and otherextended leg configurations); (2) adding to the …

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2015
CCFE-PR(17)17

An impurity seeding scan has been simulated in three different divertor configurations of MAST-U, showing the effect of the divertor geometry on the transition to detachment. The three configurations include a conventional short divertor, a Super-X divertorwith large poloidal flux expansion and a Super-X divertor with small poloidal flux expansion.…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)20

Edge-localised modes (ELMs) can carry significant fractions of their energy as far as main chamber plasma-facing components in divertor tokamaks. Since in future devices (e.g. ITER, DEMO) these energies could cause issues for material lifetime and impurity production, the energy and temperature of ions in ELMs needs to be investigated. In MAST, nov…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)17

Measurements of intensity fluctuation of light emission within the divertor volume of MAST provide strong evidence for the existence of filamentary structures within the private flux region (PFR). These filaments are observed in L-mode and H-mode confinement regimes. Correlation analysis of the camera data supports the hypothesis that the filaments…

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