UKAEA Journals

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)36

The interaction of Alfvén Eigenmodes (AEs) and energetic particles will determine the success of future tokamaks. In JET, eight in-vessel antennas were installed to actively probe stable AEs with frequencies ranging 25 – 250 kHz and toroidal mode numbers |n| < 20. During the 2019-2020 deuterium  campaign, almost 7500 resonances and …

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)30

Recent JET Deuterium experiments with an advanced internal transport barrier (ITB) scenario have been performed to clearly observe destabilised toroidicity-induced Alfvén eigenmodes (TAEs) by fast ions; interestingly, these also exhibit unstable electromagnetic (EM) perturbations in the sub-TAE frequency range. We identify such EM perturbations to…

Preprint
2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)131

This paper presents a dedicated study of plasma-antenna (PA) coupling with the Alfvén Eigenmode Active Diagnostic (AEAD) in JET. Stable AEs and their resonant frequencies f, damping rates < 0, and toroidal mode numbers n are measured for various PA separations and limiter versus X-point magnetic cofigurations. Two stable AEs are observed to be …

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)83

This paper presents results of extensive analysis of mode excitation observed during the operation of the Alfvén Eigenmode Active Diagnostic (AEAD) in the JET tokamak during the 2019-2020 deuterium campaign. Six of eight toroidally-spaced antennas, each with independent power and phasing, were successful in actively exciting stable MHD modes in…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)75

The Gyrokinetic Toroidal Code (GTC) has been used to study Toroidal Alfven Eigenmodes (TAEs) in high-performance plasmas. Experiments performed at the Joint European Torus, where TAEs were driven by energetic particles arising from Neutral Beams, ion cyclotron resonant heating and resonantly excited by dedicated external antennas, have been simulat…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)47

The Gyrokinetic Toroidal Code (GTC) has been used to study Toroidal Alfvén Eigenmodes (TAEs) in high-performance plasmas. Experiments performed at the Joint European Torus, where TAEs were driven by energetic particles arising from Neutral Beams, ion cyclotron resonant heating and resonantly excited by dedicated external antennas, have been simula…

Preprint Published
2017
CCFE-PR(17)54

A nonlinear bump-on-tail model for the growth and saturation of energetic particle driven plasma waves has been extended to include two populations of fast particles - one dominated by dynamical friction at the resonance and the other by velocity space diffusion. The resulting temporal evolution of the wave amplitude and frequency depends on the re…

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2005

Alfven eigenmodes (AEs) are studied to assess their stability in high density reactor relevant regimes. Stable AEs are excited with active magnetohydrodynamics antennas in the range of the expected AE frequency. Toroidal Alfven eigenmode (TAE) damping rates have been observed in diverted and limited Ohmic plasmas. Energetic particle modes or TAEs h…

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