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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)20

In the worlds of nuclear energy, mining, petrochemical processing, and sub-sea, robots are being used for an increasing number and range of tasks. This is resulting in ever more complex robotics installations being deployed, maintained, and extended over long periods of time. Additionally, the unstructured, experimental, or unknown operational c…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)07

A study of a dataset of JET plasma with the Be/W ITER-like wall (JET-ILW) shows that reaching the edge MHD ballooning limit leads to confinement degradation. However, unlike JET plasma with a carbon wall (JET-C), the JET-ILW plasma stays in a marginal dithering phase for a relatively long period, associated with a higher a ( 20%) H-mode density lim…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)18

During operation fusion reactor components will be exposed to long periods of neutron irradiation. As such, a reactor's structural steels will become activated and need to be disposed of as radioactive waste. Previous studies have shown that such wastes can struggle to meet low level waste requirements meaning that costly geological disposal may be…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)128

It has been long hypothesized that the structure of a material bombarded by energetic particles might approach a certain asymptotic steady state in the limit of high exposure to irradiation. There is still no definitive verdict regarding the validity of this hypothesis or the conditions where it applies. To clarify this, we explore a highly simplif…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)120

A Doppler coherence imaging spectroscopy diagnostic has been developed on the HL- 2A tokamak for scrape-off-layer impurity plasma flow measurements. Two- dimensional imaging of line-averaged C2+ flow in the high-field-side scrape off layer with time resolution up to 1 ms, has been achieved successfully by this system. The spatial angular resolut…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)111

Magnetised plasma turbulence can have a multiscale character: instabilities driven by mean temperature gradients drive turbulence at the disparate scales of the ion and the electron gyroradii. Simulations of multiscale turbulence, using equations valid in the limit of infinite scale separation, reveal novel cross-scale interaction mechanisms in …

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)06

For several decades, the striking contradiction between the Huang diffuse scattering experiments, resistivity recovery data, and predictions derived from density functional theory (DFT) remained one of the mysteries of defect physics in molybdenum. Since the nineteen seventies, observations of Huang X-ray diffuse scattering appeared to indicate …

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)64

Observations have recently been made of ion cyclotron emission (ICE) that originates from the core plasma in the DIII-D [1, 2] and ASDEX-Upgrade [3, 4] tokamaks. The ICE spectral peaks correspond to the local cyclotron harmonic frequencies of fusion-born ions close to the magnetic axis, in contrast to the hitherto usual spatial localisation of …

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)20

The paper presents an analysis of disruptions occurring during JET-ILW plasma operations covering the period from the start of ILW (ITER-like wall) operation up to completion of JET operation in 2016. The total number of disruptions was 1951 including 466 with deliberately induced disruptions. The average disruption rate of unintended disruptions i…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)17

We describe the development of a new object kinetic Monte Carlo code where the elementary defect objects are off-lattice atomistic configurations. Atomic-level transitions are used to transform and translate objects, to split objects and to merge them together. This gradually constructs a database of atomic configurations- a set of relevant defect …

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