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2009

The impact of edge localized modes (ELMs) carrying energies of up to 450 kJ on carbon erosion in the JET inner divertor is assessed by means of time resolved measurements using an in situ quartz microbalance diagnostic. The inner target erosion is strongly nonlinearly dependent on the ELM energy: a single 400 kJ ELM produces the same carbon erosion…

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2009

RF-sheath induced heat loads are identified from infrared thermography measurements on Tore Supra ITER-like prototype and JET A2 antennae, and are quantified by fitting thermal calculations. Using a simple scaling law assessed experimentally, the estimated heat fluxes are then extrapolated to the ITER ICRF launcher delivering 20MW RF power for seve…

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2009

We investigate drift kinetic effects on the resistive wall mode (RWM) stability in ITER plasmas, due to the mode resonance with magnetic precession drifts and/or bounce motion of bulk plasma thermal particles. A toroidal drift kinetic model is self-consistently incorporated into the MHD formulation. Self-consistent simulations using the hybrid kine…

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2009

The sawtooth control mechanism in plasmas employing off-axis toroidally propagating ion cyclotron resonance waves in tokamaks is reinvestigated. The radial drift excursion of energetic passing ions distributed asymmetrically in the velocity parallel to the magnetic field determines stability when the rational q 1/4 1 surface resides within a narrow…

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2009

In the framework of the Ion Cyclotron (IC) developments held in Cadarache, the design of a new Faraday Screen (FS) was initiated to replace the aging ones mounted on the 3 Tore Supra (TS) antennas. The new conceptual design proposed is steered by conclusive results of electrical simulation stressing the need to suppress the parallel RF currents flo…

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2009

The unoccupied density of states is simulated for two different experimentally determined C 60 crystal structures. Several theoretical crystal structures are constructed to allow the effects of bond length and relative molecular orientation to be studied. It is found that both have an effect on the unoccupied states, and that the larger effect is c…

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2009

In a rotating plasma, with co-neutral beam injection (NBI), the Doppler shift of the NBI particles, as viewed in the frame of the plasma, can result in a significant reduction in the beam-driven (Ohkawa) current when the rotation is strong. The correction applies to the toroidal fast-ion current calculated for a non-rotating plasma and is independe…

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2009

Electron Bernstein wave (EBW) assisted plasma current start-up has been demonstrated for the first time in a tokamak. It was shown that plasma currents up to 17 kA can be generated non- inductively by 100 kW of RF power injected. With optimized vertical field ramps, plasma currents up to 33 kA have been achieved without the use of solenoid flux. It…

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2009

Sawtooth behavior has been investigated in plasmas heated with off-axis neutral beam injection in ASDEX Upgrade [A. Herrmann and O. Gruber, Fusion Sci. Technol. 44 , 569 (2003)] and the Mega-Ampere Spherical Tokamak MAST [A. Sykes and et al. , Nucl. Fusion 41 , 1423 (2001)]. Provided that the fast ions are well confined, the sawtooth period is foun…

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