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The application of non-axisymmetric resonant magnetic perturbations (RMPs) to low current plasmas in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) was found to be correlated with substantial drops in neutron production, suggesting a significant degradation of fast ion confinement. The effects of such perturbations on fast ions in MAST have been modelled us…

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A non-steady-state orbit-following Monte-Carlo code has been developed. As part of the verification and validation of the code, calculations of time dependent neutron rates have been made for a specific shot in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) using three-dimensional fields representing vacuum resonant magnetic perturbations (RMPs) and toroida…

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The effects of resonant magnetic perturbations (RMPs) on the confinement of energetic (neutral beam) ions in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) are assessed experimentally using measurements of neutrons, fusion protons and fast ion D _ (FIDA) light emission. In single null-diverted (SND) MAST pulses with relatively low plasma current (400 kA), t…

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