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Transport processes around the magnetic X-point of tokamaks, such as turbulence and mean-field drifts, are scarcely understood and difficult to investigate in experiments. In this paper, we explore the dynamics in a newly developed X-point scenario on the basic toroidal plasma device TORPEX and use it to validate plasma edge turbulence codes. In-si…


By mixing elements with favourable nuclear activation properties to create high-entropy alloys, it may be possible to create a material that can withstand a nuclear fusion environment while minimising the radioactive waste produced. Such a material could be used in the extreme thermal and irradiation conditions of a fusion blanket. A suite of previ…

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A new 1D divertor plasma code, SD1D, has been used to examine the role of recombination, radiation, and momentum exchange in detachment. Neither momentum or power losses by themselves are found to be sufficient to produce target ion flux rollover in detachment; radiative power losses are required to a) limit and reduce the ionization source and …

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Predicting strains, stresses and swelling in power plant components exposed to irradiation directly from the observed or computed defect and dislocation microstructure is a fundamental problem of fusion power plant design that has so far eluded a practical solution. We develop a model, free from parameters not accessible to direct evaluation or obs…

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Generic materials-related problems foreseen in connection with the operation of a fusion power plant present a major challenge for the development of magnetically confined fusion as a commercial power generation option. In this review, we focus on the predictive capabilities of first-principles-based atomistic models for radiation defects and phase…


Toroidal flow velocities of the order of the local sound speed and poloidal flows exceeding theoretical predictions have been observed in several tokamaks. Steady toroidal and poloidal flow effects are studied using dissipationless single-fluid and two-fluid theory, with electron inertia neglected in the latter case. An exact analytic treatment of …