UKAEA Journals

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)45

Transport processes around the magnetic X-point of tokamaks, such as turbulence and mean-field drifts, are scarcely understood and difficult to investigate in experiments. In this paper, we explore the dynamics in a newly developed X-point scenario on the basic toroidal plasma device TORPEX and use it to validate plasma edge turbulence codes. In-si…

Preprint
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)02

Following the lead of [Nguyen Van Yen Nucl. Fus. 52 (2012) 013005 (11pp)], this article tackles the problem of tomographic inversion with one camera assuming a constant emissivity of light along the magnetic field lines. In this way, the 3D problem reduces to 2D by helical symmetry, allowing for the reconstruction of any poloidal plane in the …

Preprint Published
2016
CCFE-PR(17)41

Four numerical codes are employed to investigate the dynamics of Scrape-Off Layer filaments in tokamak relevant conditions. Experimental measurements were taken in the MAST device using visual camera imaging, which allows the evaluation of the perpendicular size and velocity of the filaments, as well as the combination of density and temperature as…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)20

Edge-localised modes (ELMs) can carry significant fractions of their energy as far as main chamber plasma-facing components in divertor tokamaks. Since in future devices (e.g. ITER, DEMO) these energies could cause issues for material lifetime and impurity production, the energy and temperature of ions in ELMs needs to be investigated. In MAST, nov…

Preprint Published
2014

This paper presents simulations of isolated 3D filaments in a slab geometry obtained using a newly developed 3D reduced fluid code, written using the BOUT þþ framework. First, systematic scans were performed to investigate how the dynamics of a filament are affected by its amplitude, perpendicular size, and parallel extent. The perpendicular size…

Published
2013

Numerical simulations of interchange turbulence in the Scrape-Off Layer are performed in a regime relevant for a specific L-mode MAST (Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak) discharge. Such a discharge was diagnosed with a reciprocating arm equipped with a Gundestrup probe. A detailed comparison of the average and statistical properties of the simulated an…

Published
2013

Knowledge of the ion temperature (Ti) is of key importance for determining heat fluxes to the divertor and plasma facing components, however data regarding this is limited compared to electron temperature (Te) data. Ti measurements at the divertor target, between edge-localised modes (inter-ELM) H-mode, have been made using a novel retarding field …

Published
2013

Ion energy measurements have been made in the scrape off layer of the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) using a midplane retarding field energy analyser (RFEA) in H-mode plasmas during the inter-edge localised mode (ELM) period and during type I and type III ELMs. During the inter-ELM period at distances of 3 to 8 cm from the last closed flux surfa…

Published
2011

Recent experiments show the impact of Resonant Magnetic Perturbations on the density [O Schmitz et al Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 50 124029 (2008); T E Evans et al Nucl. Fusion 48 024002 (2008); A Kirk et al Nucl. Fusion 50 024002 (2008); Y Liang et al Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 265004 (2007)], leading to a so-called density pump-out. Previous comparison…

Published
2011

Experiments have been performed on MAST using internal (n=3) resonant magnetic perturbation coils. The application of the RMPs to L-mode discharges has shown a clear density pump out when the field line pitch angle at the low field side of the plasma is sufficiently well aligned with the applied field. The application of the RMPs before the L-H tra…

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