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2015
CCFE-PR(15)85

An unstable branch of energetic geodesic acoustic mode (EGAM) is found using the fluid theory with fast ions characterised by their narrow width in energy distribution and collective transit along field lines. This mode, with a frequency much lower than the thermal GAM frequency !GAM, is now confirmed as a new type of unstable EGAM : a reactive in…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)71

Electron and ion heating characteristics during merging reconnection startup on the MAST spherical tokamak have been revealed in detail using 130 channel YAG- and 300 channel Ruby-Thomson scattering system and a new 32 chord ion Doppler tomography diagnostic. Detailed 2D profile measurements of electron and ion temperature together with electron de…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)33

In this work, we generalise linear magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) stability theory to include equilibrium pressure anisotropy in the uid part of the analysis. A novel `single-adiabatic' (SA) uid closure is presented which is complementary to the usual `double-adiabatic' (CGL) model and has the advantage of naturally reproducing exactly the MHD spectrum …

Preprint Published
2013

Isolated kinks on thermally fluctuating 1/2 111 screw, 100 edge, and 1/2 111 edge dislocations in bcc iron are simulated under zero stress conditions using molecular dynamics (MD). Kinks are seen to perform stochastic motion in a potential landscape that depends on the dislocation character and geometry, and their motion provides fresh insight …

Published
2012

Frank-Read sources are among the most important examples of dislocation sources in crystals, and their operation facilitates dislocation multiplication and hence yield and plastic flow. Iron is known to become highly elastically-anisotropic as the alpha - gamma transition at 912 degrees centigrage is approached, a temperature regime of critical imp…

Published
2011

We examine a possible mechanism for the formation of protrusions on a metallic surface held in a sufficiently high electric field in the presence of a near-surface void. By means of molecular dynamics simulations we show that the high tensile stress exerted on a Cu f110g surface with a near-surface void can promote the nucleation of dislocations on…

Published
2010

A prototype neutron camera has been developed and installed at MAST as part of a feasibility study for a multichord neutron camera system with the aim to measure the spatial and time resolved 2.45 MeV neutron emissivity profile. Liquid scintillators coupled to a fast digitizer are used for neutron/ gamma ray digital pulse shape discrimination. The …

Published
2010

Frank-Read sources are among the most important mechanisms of dislocation multiplication, and their operation signals the onset of yield in crystals. We show that the critical stress required to initiate dislocation production falls dramatically at high elastic anisotropy, irrespective of the mean shear modulus. We hence predict the yield stress of…

Published