UKAEA Journals

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)01

The ability of a body-centered cubic metal to deform plastically is limited by the thermally activated glide motion of screw dislocations, which are line defects with a mobility exhibiting complex dependence on temperature, stress, and dislocation segment length. We derive an analytical expression for the velocity of dislocation glide, based on a s…

Preprint
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)40

Experimental evidence is presented of a discrepancy between the predicted and measured D-D fusion products rates on MAST. Both the neutron and proton production rates, measured independently with a neutron camera and charged fusion product detector array, are approximately 40 % lower than those predicted by TRANSP/NUBEAM codes. This deficit is scen…

Preprint Published
2017
CCFE-PR(17)76

During development of a high-performance hybrid scenario for future deuterium–tritium experiments on the Joint European Torus, an increased level of fast ion losses in the MeV energy range was observed during the instability of high-frequency n = 1 fishbones. The fishbones are excited during deuterium neutral beam injection combined with…

Preprint Published
2017
CCFE-PR(17)55

High Entropy Alloys (HEAs) is a fascinating field of research, with an increasing number of new alloys discovered. This would hardly be conceivable without the aid of materials modeling and the computational alloy design to investigate the immense compositional space. The simplicity of the microstructure achieved contrasts with the enormous complex…

Preprint Purchase
2016
CCFE-PR(16)03

The European DEMO power reactor is currently under conceptual design within the EUROfusion Consortium. One of the most critical activities is the engineering of the plasma-facing components (PFCs) covering the plasma chamber wall, which must operate reliably in an extreme environment of neutron irradiation and surface heat and particle flux, while …

Preprint Published
2016
CCFE-PR(16)59

The detachment of a beryllium tile from the ITER Normal Heat Flux (NHF) First Wall (FW) panels would result in an unacceptable degradation of panel performance. Such detachment has previously been observed under High Heat flux (HHF) testing of NHF FW prototypes, with initiation of de-bonding at tile edges and subsequent delamination occurring betwe…

Preprint
2016
CCFE-PR(16)60

The European ITER First Wall panel design relies on a HIP based manufacturing sequence. However, failures of the bond to the beryllium tile might occur during the fabrication and under high heat flux qualification. A dedicated project has been stablished between UKAEA/CCFE and F4E aiming to identify suitable repair techniques. One of the most prom…

Preprint
2015
CCFE-PR(15)50

The results of a comprehensive investigation into the effects of toroidicity- induced Alfven eigenmodes (TAE) and energetic particle modes on the NBI-generated fast-ion population in MAST plasmas are reported. Fast-ion redistribution due to frequency-chirping TAE in the range 50 kHz to 100 kHz, and frequency-chirping energetic particle modes known …

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)47

The effects of resonant magnetic perturbations (RMPs) on the confinement of energetic (neutral beam) ions in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) are assessed experimentally using measurements of neutrons, fusion protons and fast ion D _ (FIDA) light emission. In single null-diverted (SND) MAST pulses with relatively low plasma current (400 kA), t…

Preprint Published
2014

The proton detector (PD) measures 3 MeV proton yield distributions from deuterium-deuterium fusion reactions within the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST). The PD’s compact four-channel system of collimated and individually oriented silicon detectors probes different regions of the plasma, detecting protons (with gyro radii large enough to be unco…

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