UKAEA Journals

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)16

Divertor detachment in the TCV tokamak has been investigated through experiments and modelling. Density ramp experiments were carried out in ohmic heated L-mode pulses with the ion B drift directed away from the primary X-point, similar to previous studies [pitts2001]. Before the roll-over in the ion current to the outer strike point, C III and D? …

Preprint Published
2010

A long wavelength range infrared camera (LWIR) has been installed on MAST to compliment the existing medium wave infrared system. Simultaneous LWIR/MWIR temperature measurements have been made in the lower and upper divertors of MAST. As expected, the LWIR system is less sensitive to disturbances from hot spots on the surface. A thorough correction…

Published
2010

The retention of deuterium fuel during MAST discharges has been studied using the method of global gas balance. The results show that with inter-shot 4 He- GDC, the total number of particles retained for a discharge increases with total number of injected particles, and the total retention fraction stays very high, mostly around 80%, and can be alm…

Published
2010

In this contribution, we report on experiments performed in MAST to investigate dust creation, transport and influence on plasma performance. The exceptional diagnostic access of MAST allows stereoscopic imaging of dust particles motion in both the divertor and the main chamber, utilising fast infrared cameras. This technique allows the 3D trajecto…

Published
2010

The impact of resonance magnetic perturbations (RMP) on the structure of the edge transport barrier has been studied. A new model for the density pump-out mechanism during the stochastization of the plasma edge is proposed. The observed phenomena are explained as a result of the impact of the ambipolar electric field, which is modified during RMP, …

Published