UKAEA Journals

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)04

In preparation for the upcoming MAST-U campaign, pedestal stability of spherical tokamaks is revisited by investigating standard H-mode discharges on MAST. As a step beyond previous studies, both ion and electron profiles are used for obtaining equilibria and a diverse set of pedestals is evaluated. Stability analysis with the ELITE and CGYRO co…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)78

A new inversion technique is presented for the identification of plasma filaments in wide-angle visible camera data. Direct inversion of camera data onto a field aligned basis is a poorly conditioned problem which is overcome by breaking the analysis into a `psuedo-inversion’ step followed by a `point spread function correction’ step. Camera …

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)07

Ray-tracing techniques are applied to divertor filtered imaging, a diagnostic that has long been plagued by polluting reflected light features in metal walled fusion machines. A physically realistic surface reflection model is developed from a Cook-Torrence microfacet BRDF model. Camera calibration images of in-vessel point lights at JET are use…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)82

Recent experiments on TCV have made significant progress toward partial detachment of the outer divertor in neutral beam heated H-mode plasmas. The heating power required to enter H-mode was measured in a range of divertor configurations, finding that, in the vicinity of the PL-H/ne curve, the threshold power is largely independent of the poloidal…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)52

Partial detachment is the desired regime for the baseline burning plasma scenario in ITER and next-step devices, as it allows to disspate the majority of the energy carried by charged particles through the scrape-off-layer (SOL) and thus avoids localised heat flux deposition in the divertor region. The COMPASS tokamak is equipped with an open diver…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)31

Spectra line power by medium and heavy weight elements is a main source of radiative loss in tokamak plasma and sets operational limits on the design of ITER and DEMO. The preferred comprehensive basis of impurity line power coefficients provided by ADAS is theoretical, using the Autostructure code with distorted wave electron impact cross-sections…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)23

Ray-tracing techniques are applied to bolometry, a diagnostic particularly sensitive to machine geometry due to the effect of volume sampling. Sightlines from the ASDEX-Upgrade bolometer foils were ray-traced with a path tracing algorithm, where the optical path is represented by a statistical bundle of ray paths connecting the foil surface with th…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)13

For the first time, over five confinement times, the self-consistent flux driven time evolution of heat, momentum transport and particle fluxes of electrons and multiple ions including Tungsten (W) is modeled within the integrated modeling platform JETTO [Romanelli M et al PFR 2014], using first principle-based codes : namely, QuaLiKiz [Bourd…

Preprint Published
2017
CCFE-PR(17)65

Using high speed imaging of the divertor volume, the region close to the X-point in MAST is shown to be quiescent. This is confirmed by three different analysis techniques and the quiescent X-point region (QXR) spans from the separatrix to the N = 1.02 flux surface. Local reductions to the atomic density and effects associated with the camera vie…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)48

Carbon and nitrogen impurity transport coefficients are determined from gas puff experiments carried out during repeat L-mode discharges on the Mega-Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) and compared against a previous analysis of helium impurity transport on MAST. The impurity density profiles are measured on the lowfield side of the plasma, therefore this…

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