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2016
CCFE-PR(16)08

Computations in toroidal geometry are systematically performed for the plasma response to 3D magnetic perturbations, produced by ferritic inserts (FIs) and test blanket modules (TBMs), for four ITER plasma scenarios: the 15MA baseline, the 12.5MA hybrid, the 9MA steady state, and the 7.5MA half-field Helium plasma. Due to broad toroidal spectrum of…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)30

In future nuclear fusion reactors high heat load events, such as edge-localised modes (ELMs), can potentially damage divertor materials and release impurities into the main plasma, limiting plasma performance. The most difficult to handle are type I ELMs since they carry the largest fraction of energy from the plasma and therefore deposit the large…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)29

Breaking the up-down symmetry of tokamaks removes a constraint limiting intrinsic momentum transport, and hence toroidal rotation, to be small. Using gyrokinetic theory, we study the effect of different up-down asymmetric flux surface shapes on the turbulent transport of momentum. This is done by perturbatively expanding the gyrokinetic equation in…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)07

The plasma response to the vacuum resonant magnetic perturbation (RMP) fields, produced by the ELM control coils in ASDEX Upgrade experiments, is computationally modelled using the MARS-F/K codes [Liu Y.Q. et al 2000 Phys. Plasmas 7 3681; Liu Y.Q. et al 2008 Phys. Plasmas 15 112503]. A systematic investigation is carried out, considering various pl…

Preprint Published
2016

Cold and hot vertical displacement events (VDEs) are frequently related to the disruption of vertically-elongated tokamaks. The weak poloidal magnetic field around the null-points of a snowflake divertor configuration may influence the vertical displacement process. In this paper, the major disruption with a cold VDE and the vertical disruption in …

Published
2016
CCFE-PR(16)27

Retarding field energy analysers (RFEAs) have been used to compare the ion temperature ( T i ) of large plasma filaments with the background plasma (composed of small scale filaments) at the midplane and divertor target in L mode discharges in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST). At low densities, at the midplane and divertor, at distances from 2…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)28

A poloidal tilting symmetry of the local nonlinear _f gyrokinetic model is demonstrated analytically and verified numerically. This symmetry shows that poloidally rotating all the flux surface shaping effects with large poloidal mode number by a single tilt angle has an exponentially small effect on the transport properties of a tokamak. This is sh…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)06

Experiments have been performed under the coordination of the International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA) on several tokamaks, including ASDEX Upgrade (AUG), JET and DIII-D, to characterize the increased ICRF antenna loading achieved by optimizing the position of gas injection relative to the RF antennas. On DIII-D, AUG and JET (with the ITER-Lik…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)105

High spatial resolution Doppler backscattering measurements in JET have enabled new insights into the development of the edge . We observe fine-scale spatial structures in the edge well with a wave number kr ? i ˜ 0.4–0.8, consistent with stationary zonal flows, the characteristics of which vary with density. The zonal flow amplitude and wavelen…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)21

The damage produced by primary knock-on atoms (PKA) in W has been investigated from the threshold displacement energy (TDE) where it produces one Self Interstitial Atom (SIA) – vacancy pair to larger energies, up to 100 keV, where a large molten volume is formed. The TDE has been determined in different crystal directions using the Born Oppenheim…

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