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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)35

Sustained operation of high-performance, ITER-baseline scenario plasmas at the high levels of input power (~< 40MA) required to achieve ~ 15 MW of D-T fusion power in JET-ILW requires careful optimisation of the fuelling to avoid an unacceptable disruption rate due to excessive radiation, primarily from W impurities, which are sputter…

Preprint
2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)34

Runaway electron populations seeded from the hot-tail generated by the rapid cooling in plasma terminating disruptions are a serious concern for next-step tokamak devices such as ITER. Here, we present a comprehensive treatment of the thermal quench, including the superthermal electron dynamics, heat and particle transport, atomic physics, and radi…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)33

Prediction of material performance in fusion reactor environments relies on computational modelling, and will continue to do so until the first generation of fusion power plants come on line and allow long-term behaviour to be observed. In the meantime, the mode…

Preprint Published
The published version of this paper is currently under embargo and will be available on 08/06/2023
2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)32

For the first time, a digital Mirror Langmuir probe (MLP) has successfully sampled plasma temperature, ion saturation current, and floating potential together on a single probe tip in real time in a radio-frequency driven helicon linear plasma device. This is accomplished by feedback control of the bias sweep to ensure a good fit to I-V charact…

Preprint
2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)31

This paper is part of a series of publications concerning the development of the European DEMO during the pre- conceptual design phase (2014-2020). In particular, it deals with the physics basis employed for the definition of the various DEMO baselines released, an…

Preprint
2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)30

Recent JET Deuterium experiments with an advanced internal transport barrier (ITB) scenario have been performed to clearly observe destabilised toroidicity-induced Alfvén eigenmodes (TAEs) by fast ions; interestingly, these also exhibit unstable electromagnetic (EM) perturbations in the sub-TAE frequency range. We identify such EM perturbations to…

Preprint
2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)29

The verification and calibration of a new quasi-linear transport model with a large database of gyrokinetic turbulence simulations is presented in this paper. In a previous paper [1], a model for the saturated spectrum of electric potential fluctuations was developed based on the properties of the non-linear 3D spectrum. In this paper, a modifi…

Preprint
2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)28

The creation of an international shielding benchmark database was presented in 1988 at the International Reactor Shielding Conference (ICRS7) in Bournemouth, UK. M. Salvatores was among the authors of the proposal and had promoted and contributed to the project since the first initiatives, showed continued interest and encouraged the development o…

Preprint
2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)27

Tungsten is one the primary candidate materials for the high neutron flux, high temperature components of a future demonstrate fusion reactor. Despite this, there is a lack of data on W under fusion relevant neutron doses and irradiation temperatures. Transmutation reactions result in the production of Re and Os solute atoms, at a rate which is …

Preprint
2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)26

The first divertor was installed in the JET machine between 1992 and 1994 and was operated with carbon tiles and then beryllium tiles in 1994-5. Post-mortem studies after these first experiments demonstrated that most of the impurities deposited in the divertor originate in the main chamber, and that asymmetric deposition patterns generally favouri…

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