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The HL-2A tokamak has a very closed divertor geometry, and a new infrared camera has been installed for high resolution studies of edge-localized mode (ELM) heat load onto the outer divertor targets. The characteristics of power deposition patterns on the lower outer divertor target plates during ELMs are systematically analyzed with the infrared t…


For several decades, the striking contradiction between the Huang diffuse scattering experiments, resistivity recovery data, and predictions derived from density functional theory (DFT) remained one of the mysteries of defect physics in molybdenum. Since the nineteen seventies, observations of Huang X-ray diffuse scattering appeared to indicate …

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Velocity-space tomography provides a way of diagnosing fast ions in a fusion plasma by combining measurements from multiple instruments. We use a toroidally viewing and a vertically viewing fast-ion D-alpha (FIDA) diagnostic installed on the spherical tokamak MAST (before the upgrade) to perform velocity-space tomography of the fast-ion distributio…

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The Synthetic Aperture Microwave Imaging (SAMI) diagnostic has conducted proof-of-principle 2D Doppler backscattering (DBS) experiments on MAST. SAMI actively probes the plasma edge using a wide ( 40° vertical and horizontal) and tuneable (10-35.5 GHz) beam. The Doppler backscattered signal is digitised in vector form using an array of eight Vival…

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A Synthetic Aperture Microwave Imaging (SAMI) system has been designed and built to obtain 2-D images at several frequencies from fusion plasmas. SAMI uses a phased array of linearly polarised antennas. The array configuration has been optimised to achieve maximum synthetic aperture beam efficiency. The signals received by antennas are down-convert…


A novel microwave imaging system (SAMI) which utilises an array of phase sensitive antennas to synthesize an optical aperture has been designed and deployed on MAST. The system requires no optical components for focussing and yet is able to image up to half of the plasma surface simultaneously. All image formation is done in post processing and SAM…


A real-time system has been developed to trigger both the MAST Thomson scattering (TS) system and the plasma control system on the phase and amplitude of neoclassical tearing modes (NTMs), extending the capabilities of the original system. This triggering system determines the phase and amplitude of a given NTM using magnetic coils at different tor…


The retention of deuterium fuel during MAST discharges has been studied using the method of global gas balance. The results show that with inter-shot 4 He- GDC, the total number of particles retained for a discharge increases with total number of injected particles, and the total retention fraction stays very high, mostly around 80%, and can be alm…