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2009

Neo-classical tokamak plasma theory predicts poloidal rotation driven by the temperature gradient of order ~ few km/s. In conventional aspect ratio tokamak plasmas, e.g. on JET and DIII-D, poloidal velocities considerably in excess of the neo-classical values have been measured, particularly in the presence of internal transport barriers (ITBs), by…

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2009

One of the main operational aims of the MAST experiment [1] and the proposed MAST upgrade is to investigate possible mechanisms to control the q-profile and drive off-axis current. Experiments were carried out to determine the extent to which the q-profile may be modified using two different approaches, transient and steady-state. Transient effects…

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2008

A multichord motional Stark effect MSE system has recently been built on the MAST tokamak. In MAST the π and σ lines of the MSE spectrum overlap due to the low magnetic field typical for present day spherical tokamaks. Also, the field curvature results in a large change in the pitch angle over the observation volume. The measured polarization ang…

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2006

A major upgrade to the charge exchange recombination spectroscopy system on MAST has recently been implemented. The new system consists of a high-throughput spectrometer coupled to a total of 224 spatial channels, including toroidal and poloidal views of both neutral heating beams on MAST. Radial resolution is 1 cm, comparable to the ion Larmor rad…

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2006

Exploiting the motional Stark effect MSE in the low magnetic fields of spherical tokamaks such as MAST is complicated by the Doppler smearing of the relatively closely spaced Stark components. Extensive modeling of MSE spectra and the subsequent polarized fraction 20% of spectrally filtered light and signal to noice ratios have been performed takin…

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2006

A new edge Thomson scattering diagnostic has been implemented at MAST to complement an existing high spatial resolution ruby laser system and the high time sampling core Nd:YAG system. The Nd:YAG system comprises of four independently controllable lasers. Scattered light from these lasers is viewed at large scattering angle 153° by a special optic…

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2006

We present a study performed in ASDEX Upgrade H mode regime based on results from the broadband FM-CW reflectometry diagnostic, equipped with the unique capability of measuring the plasma density profile both at the low and high field sides of the tokamak. The plasma edge dynamics due to fast events such as the Edge Localized Modes (ELMs) is analyz…

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2004

The Mega Amp Spherical Torus ( MAST ) diagnostic needs are strongly influenced by physics goals that often require diagnostic integration and cross-mapping, especially in fine-scale investigations, such as transport barriers. Conversely, the unrivalled viewing access to the edge, scrape-off layer ( SOL ) and divertor regions, provided by the MAST o…

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2004

A curved crystal spectrometer in Johann configuration has been implemented on MAST to obtain values for electron temperature, ion temperature and toroidal velocity. The spectrometer is used to examine medium Z impurities in the soft x-ray region by utilising a Silicon ( 111 ) crystal, bent using a 4 pin bending jig, and a CCD detector sD t =8 ms d …

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2004

A bremsstrahlung diagnostic has been deployed on the Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak ( MAST ) , with matrix viewing of the full plasma cross section in a narrow region of the continuum free of spectral lines. An uncooled CCD detector is used to provide 100 Hz 128 3 128 matrix viewing of the plasma emissivity which is spectrally selected using an inte…

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