UKAEA Journals

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2004

Spectral imaging diagnostics that view the full plasma cross section are used on MAST with sensor resolutions and frame rates of up to 256 x 512 chords and 130 Hz, respectively. The incident and solid angles of filter illumination are fully controllable. Image splitting and spectral selection with separate filters are performed in the telecentric r…

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2004

Gyrokinetic microstability analyses, with and without electromagnetic effects, are presented for a spherical tokamak plasma equilibrium closely resembling that from a high confinement mode ( H mode ) discharge in the mega-ampere spherical tokamak ( MAST ) [ A. Sykes et al. , Nucl. Fusion 41 , 1423 ( 2001 )] . Electrostatic ion temperature gradient …

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2002

H -mode plasmas have been achieved on the MAST spherical tokamak at input power considerably higher than predicted by conventional threshold scalings. Following L - H transition, a clear improvement in energy confinement is obtained, exceeding recent international scalings even at densities approaching the Greenwald density limit. Transition is acc…

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2001

Simultaneous current ramping and application of lower hybrid heating and current drive (LHCD) have produced a region with zero current density within measurement errors in the core of JET tokamak optimized shear discharges. The reduction of core current density is consistent with a simple physical explanation and numerical simulations of radial cur…

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2000

H -mode operation has been achieved in high current I p . 200 kA plasmas in the START spherical tokamak for both neutral-beam-injection-heated and Ohmic discharges. The transition to H mode features the development of well-defined edge pedestals in density and temperature, which signifies the formation of an edge-transport barrier, and associated e…

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1999

A 20-chord Doppler spectrometer is used on the START spherical tokamak to record charge-exchange recombination (CXR) spectra. ‘‘Passive’’ radiation, mostly from near the plasma edge, is also present, and comes from electron-impact excitation of C5+ as well as C6+ CXR due to thermal neutrals. The relatively wide neutral beam, together with t…

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