UKAEA Journals

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)28

Fishbones are ubiquitous in high-performance JET plasmas and are typically considered to be unimportant for scenario design. However, during recent high-performance hybrid experiments, sporadic and explosive fishbones have been observed which correlate with a reduction in performance and main chamber hotspots. Clear evidence has been obtained of fu…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)12

Alfvén Eigenmodes (AEs) are routinely seen in present-day tokamaks and stellarators with energetic particles and they represent an attractive form of MHD spectroscopy that provides valuable information on background plasma and on the energetic particles. Possible use of AEs is assessed for MHD spectroscopy of plasma with high-velocity pellet injec…

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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…

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2017
CCFE-PR(17)57

Quantum dynamics within solids is usually restricted to low mass particles such as electrons and muons, or single atoms of light elements such as hydrogen. In this letter we report observation of the quantum-assisted motion of self-interstitial atom clusters in tungsten (each of mass 184 Da), travelling distances of several nanometres between trapp…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)65

In this paper we have developed a fluid model to study the radial mode structure of the reactive energetic geodesic acoustic modes (reactive EGAMs), a branch of GAM that becomes unstable in the presence of a cold fast ion beam. We have solved the resulting dispersion relationship, a second order ODE, both analytically in restricted cases and numeri…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)61

In the last three years, magnetic reconnection research in the MAST spherical tokamak achieved major progress by use of new 32 chord ion Doppler tomography, 130 channel YAG and 300 channel Ruby Thomson scattering diagnostics. In addition to the previously achieved high power plasma heating during merging, detailed full temperature profile measureme…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)31

This paper describes a recent advances in merging/reconnection experiments in MAST, namely tomographic ion Doppler spectroscopy capability from 2013 which solves the problem of the absence of ion temperature profile measurement during the solenoid-less startup. Providing 32 channel line-integrated spectra from 0.25m< rtangential <1.1m are con…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)36

A number of tools have recently been developed to study equilibrium and stability in tokamaks with pressure anisotropy. Here we apply these tools to a Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak (MAST) discharge to calculate equilibrium, Alfven continua and eigenmodes, through to linear growth and nonlinear saturation of a toroidal Alfven eigenmode (TAE); this i…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)12

We use the HAGIS code to compute the nonlinear stability of the Q=10 ITER baseline scenario to toroidal Alfveneigenmodes (TAE) and the subsequent effects of these modes on fusion alpha-particle redistribution. Our calculations build upon an earlier linear stability survey [Rodrigues, P. et al. (2015). Nuclear Fusion, 55(8), 083003] which provides a…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)58

Extending the ideal MHD stability code MISHKA, a new code, MISHKA-A, is developed to study the impact of pressure anisotropy on plasma stability. Based on full anisotropic equilibrium and geometry, the code can provide normal mode analysis with three fluid closure models: the single adiabatic model (SA), the double adiabatic model (CGL) and the inc…

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