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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)19

A novel high-performance computing algorithm, developed in response to the next generation of computational challenges associated with burning plasma regimes in ITER-scale tokamak devices, has been tested and is described herein. LOCUST-GPU 2 The Lorentz-Orbit Code for Use in Stellarators and Tokamaks (LOCUST) is designed for computationally s…

Preprint
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)05

HALO (HAgis LOcust) solves the initial value Vlasov-Maxwell problem perturbatively for application to certain nonlinear wave-particle problems in tokamak plasmas. It uses the same basic approach as the HAGIS code (Pinches et al., 1998) for wave evolution but is built on the LOCUST-GPU full-orbit code (Akers et al., 2012) for the solution of the …

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)114

The linear and quasi-linear plasma response to the n = 3 and n = 4 (n is the toroidal mode number) resonant magnetic perturbation (RMP) fields, produced by the in-vessel edge localized mode control coils, is numerically studied for an ITER 15MA H-mode baseline Scenario. Both single fluid and fluid-kinetic hybrid models are used. The inclusion of dr…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)113

The detection of fast particle-driven waves in the ion cyclotron frequency range (ion cyclotron emission or ICE) could provide a passive, non-invasive diagnostic of confined and escaping fast particles (fusion a-particles and beam ions) in ITER, and would be compatible with the high radiation environment of deuterium–tritium plasmas in that devic…

Preprint Published
2014

Using the recently-installed Fast-Ion Deuterium Alpha (FIDA) spectrometer, the effects of low-frequency (20 - 50 kHz) chirping energetic particle modes with toroidal mode number n = 1 on the NBI-driven fast-ion population in MAST plasmas are considered. Results from the FIDA diagnostic are presented and discussed in the light of the present theoret…

Published
2013

Previous experiments on MAST and other tokamaks have indicated that the level of fast ion redistribution can exceed that expected from classical diffusion and that this level increases with beam power. In this paper we present a quantification of this effect in MAST plasmas using a recently commissioned scanning neutron camera. The observed fast io…

Published
2012

The distortion of the plasma boundary when three-dimensional resonant magnetic perturbations are applied has been measured in MAST H-mode plasmas. When the n = 3 resonant magnetic perturbations are applied to control edge localised modes, the plasma experiences a strong toroidal corrugation. The displacement of the plasma boundary is measured at va…

Published
2012

The physics of kinetic effects on the resistive wall mode (RWM) stability is studied, and a comparison between reversed field pinch (RFP) and Tokamak configurations is made. The toroidal, magnetohydrodynamic (MHD)-kinetic hybrid stability code MARS-K, in which the drift kinetic effects are self-consistently incorporated into the MHD formulation, is…

Published
2010

Plasma rotation in tokamaks is of special interest for its potential stabilising effect on micro- and macro instabilities, leading to increased confinement. In MAST, the torque from Neutral Beam Injection (NBI) can spin the plasma to a core velocity ~ 300km.s -1 (Alfven Mach number ~ 0.3). Low density plasmas often exhibit a weakly non-monotonic sa…

Published
2010

MAST plasmas with a safety factor above unity and a profile with either weakly reversed shear, or broad low shear regions, regularly exhibit long-lived saturated ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) instabilities. The toroidal rotation is flattened in the presence of such perturbations and the fast ion losses are enhanced. These ideal modes, distinguish…

Published