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2016

Demountable superconducting magnet coils would offer signi fi cant benefits to commercial nuclear fusion power plants. Whether large pressed joints or large soldered joints provide the solution for demountable fusion magnets, a critical component or building block for both will be the many, smaller-scale joints that enable the supercurrent to leave…

Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)79

The propagation of filaments in the Scrape Off Layer (SOL) of tokamaks largely determines the plasma profiles in the region. In a conduction limited SOL, parallel temperature gradients are expected, such that the resistance to parallel currents is greater at the target than further upstream. Since the perpendicular motion of an isolated filament is…

Preprint Published
2016
CCFE-PR(16)55

Since 2015, within the scope of the Jules Horowitz Reactor (JHR) project a collaborative effort between CCFE in the UK and CEA in France has sought to develop test devices for the JHR suitable for the needs of fusion researchers. It is hoped that in having optimized experimental devices designed will facilitate use of the JHR by the fusion communit…

Preprint
2016
CCFE-PR(16)32

A Fusion Nuclear Science Facility (FNSF) could play an important role in the development of fusion energy by providing the nuclear environment needed to develop fusion materials and components. The spherical torus/tokamak (ST) is a leading candidate for an FNSF due to its potentially high neutron wall loading and modular configuration. A key consid…

Preprint Published
2016
CCFE-PR(16)59

The detachment of a beryllium tile from the ITER Normal Heat Flux (NHF) First Wall (FW) panels would result in an unacceptable degradation of panel performance. Such detachment has previously been observed under High Heat flux (HHF) testing of NHF FW prototypes, with initiation of de-bonding at tile edges and subsequent delamination occurring betwe…

Preprint
2016
CCFE-PR(16)38

Simulations have been carried out to establish how electron thermal physics, introduced in the form of a dynamic electron temperature, affects isolated filament motion and dynamics in 3D. It is found that thermal effects impact filament motion in two major ways when the filament has a significant temperature perturbation compared to its density per…

Preprint Published
2016
CCFE-PR(16)03

The European DEMO power reactor is currently under conceptual design within the EUROfusion Consortium. One of the most critical activities is the engineering of the plasma-facing components (PFCs) covering the plasma chamber wall, which must operate reliably in an extreme environment of neutron irradiation and surface heat and particle flux, while …

Preprint Published
2016
CCFE-PR(16)40

A non-steady-state orbit-following Monte-Carlo code has been developed. As part of the verification and validation of the code, calculations of time dependent neutron rates have been made for a specific shot in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) using three-dimensional fields representing vacuum resonant magnetic perturbations (RMPs) and toroida…

Preprint Published
2016
CCFE-PR(16)26

Pathways-reduced analysis is one of the techniques used by the Fispact-II nuclear activation and transmutation software to study the sensitivity of the computed inventories to uncertainties in reaction cross-sections. Although deciding which pathways are most important is very helpful in for example determining which nuclear data would benefit from…

Preprint Published
2016
CCFE-PR(16)44

A theoretical framework is developed to clarify the relation between the profiles of density and temperature in the Scrape Off Layer (SOL) with the fluctuations (filaments) that generate them. The framework is based on the dynamics of independent filaments and on their statistical behaviour and can be used to rigorously understand the mechanisms th…

Preprint Published