UKAEA Journals

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)08

A survey of the correlation between temperature and density gradient lengths ( and ) has been performed for the near SOL regions in the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak. In common with previous studies, the near SOL temperature and density gradient length ratio, , is found to be close to unity across a wide range of plasmas. However, it is found that it is po…

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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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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)18

It is demonstrated that tokamak plasma can be fuelled by pellets while simultaneously maintaining ELM suppression by external resonant magnetic perturbations (RMPs). Pellets are injected from vertical high field site and deposited at outer part of plasma cross section. Each pellet triggers benign MHD event followed by short lived ELM free phase.…

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2018

Access conditions for full suppression of edge localised modes (ELMs) by magnetic perturbations (MP) in low density high confinement mode (H-mode) plasmas are studied in the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak. The main empirical requirements for full ELM suppression in our experiments are: 1. The poloidal spectrum of the MP must be aligned for best plasma respo…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)05

Resistive plasma response to the n = 1 (n is the toroidal mode number) RMP field is systematically investigated for a high-beta hybrid discharge on ASDEX Upgrade. Both linear and quasi-linear response are modelled using the MARS-F and MARS-Q codes, respectively. Linear response computations show a large internal kink response when the plasma ce…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)18

A numerical survey of the plasma response in ASDEX Upgrade ELM control experiments is conducted, to clarify the role of triangularity in the suppression mechanism. The pedestal pressure increases with triangularity consistent with previous work [2], which modestly boosts the peeling response. However, the peeling response decreases with increasi…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)69

The impact of the three-dimensional (3D) tokamak geometry from external magnetic perturbations (MPs) on the local edge stability has been examined in high confinement mode (H-mode) plasmas with edge localised modes (ELMs) in ASDEX Upgrade. The 3D geometry has been probed using rigidly rotating MP fields. The measured distortions of the plasma bound…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)54

Neoclassical and turbulent heavy impurity transport in tokamak core plasmas are determined by main ion temperature, density and toroidal rotation profiles. Thus, in order to reproduce experimental behaviour of W accumulation, integrated modelling of main ion heat and particle transport is a vital prerequisite. For the first time, the quasilinear …

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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…

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2017
CCFE-PR(17)70

It has been previously demonstrated in (Li et al 2016 Nuclear Fusion 56 126007) that the optimum upper/lower coil phase shift ΔΦopt for alignment of RMP coils for ELM mitigation depends sensitively on q95, and other equilibrium plasma parameters. Therefore, ΔΦopt is expected to vary widely during the current ramp …

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