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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)110

The role of magnetic perturbations generated by filaments in the scrape-off layer is investigated by performing simulations of 3D seeded filaments with an electromagnetic numerical code which includes sheath boundary conditions. Depending on the plasma beta, three smoothly connecting regimes were identified: an electrostatic regime where the magnet…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)94

Fusion energy is an area of active development and innovation worldwide, with many design concepts exhibiting a range of technical challenges. A significant portion of technical challenges will be unique for a given design concept, however th…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)78

A new inversion technique is presented for the identification of plasma filaments in wide-angle visible camera data. Direct inversion of camera data onto a field aligned basis is a poorly conditioned problem which is overcome by breaking the analysis into a `psuedo-inversion’ step followed by a `point spread function correction’ step. Camera …

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)73

The here presented work studies the dynamics of filaments using 3D full-f fluid simulations in the presence of detached background profiles. It was found that evolving the neutrals on the time-scale of the filament did not have a significant impact on the dynamics of the filament. In general a decreasing filament velocity with increasing plasma den…

Preprint
2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)28

We study the amplitude modulation of the radial electric field constructed from the  Langmuir probe plasma potential measurements at the edge of MAST. The Empirical Mode Decomposition technique is applied, which allows us to construct fluctuations on temporal scales of plasma turbulence, the Geodesic Acoustic Mode and these associated with the res…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)16

The STORM module of BOUT++ [L. Easy et al., Phys. Plasmas 21, 122515 (2014)] is generalized to simulate plasma turbulence at the periphery of tokamak devices in diverted configuration and it is used to carry out three-dimensional nonlinear flux-driven simulations in double null configuration with realistic experimental par…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)34

Tangentially viewing fast camera footage of the low-field side snowflake minus divertor in TCV is analysed across a four point scan in which the proximity of the two X-points is varied systematically. The apparent flow observed in the post-processed movie shows two distinct regions of the camera frame exhibiting differing flow patterns. One flow in…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)21

This paper presents the effect of self-consistent plasma backgrounds including plasma-neutral interactions, on the dynamics of filament propagation. The principle focus is on the influence of the neutrals on the filament through both direct interactions and through their influence on the plasma background. Both direct and indirect interactions infl…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)19

A statistical framework was introduced in textit{Militello et al., Nucl. Fusion 56, 104004 (2016)} to correlate the dynamics and statistics of L-mode and inter-ELM plasma filaments with the radial profiles of thermodynamic quantities they generate in the Scrape Off Layer. This paper extends the framework to cases in which the filaments are emitted …

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2017
CCFE-PR(17)65

Using high speed imaging of the divertor volume, the region close to the X-point in MAST is shown to be quiescent. This is confirmed by three different analysis techniques and the quiescent X-point region (QXR) spans from the separatrix to the N = 1.02 flux surface. Local reductions to the atomic density and effects associated with the camera vie…

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