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Reconstructions of plasma equilibria using magnetic sensors and a Dα constraint were routine during operation of the MAST spherical tokamak, but reconstructions using kinetic profiles was not. These are necessary for stability and disruption analysis of the MAST database, as well as going forward for operation in the upgrade to the device, MAST…

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Multi-component alloys are emerging as promising metallic materials for cryogenic applications for their excellent combination of high ultimate tensile strength and good ductility. But their low yield strength can severely limit their applications. Lattice distortion is emerging as a feasible method in overcoming this dilemma. Here, we investigate …


The HL-2A tokamak has a very closed divertor geometry, and a new infrared camera has been installed for high resolution studies of edge-localized mode (ELM) heat load onto the outer divertor targets. The characteristics of power deposition patterns on the lower outer divertor target plates during ELMs are systematically analyzed with the infrared t…


Disruption prediction and avoidance is a critical need for next-step tokamaks such as ITER. The Disruption Event Characterization and Forecasting Code (DECAF) is used to fully automate analysis of tokamak data to determine chains of events that lead to disruptions and to forecast their evolution allowing sufficient time for mitigation or full av…


A theoretical model for investigating the effect of the trapped energetic particles EPs on the resistive wall mode RWM instability is proposed. The results demonstrate that the trapped EPs have a dramatic stabilizing effect on the RWM because of resonant interaction between the mode and the magnetic precession drift motion of the trapped EPs. The r…