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2016
CCFE-PR(16)05

PROCESS is a reactor systems code – it assesses the engineering and economic viability of a hypothetical fusion power station using simple models of all parts of a reactor system. PROCESS allows the user to choose which constraints to impose and which to ignore, so when evaluating the results it is vital to study the list of constraints used. New …

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)58

Extending the ideal MHD stability code MISHKA, a new code, MISHKA-A, is developed to study the impact of pressure anisotropy on plasma stability. Based on full anisotropic equilibrium and geometry, the code can provide normal mode analysis with three fluid closure models: the single adiabatic model (SA), the double adiabatic model (CGL) and the inc…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)13

A large number of materials exist which have been labeled as low activation structural materials (LAM). Most often, these materials have been designed in order to substitute-out or completely remove elements that become activated and contribute signi cantly to shut-down activity after being irradiated by neutrons in a reactor environment. To date, …

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)68

It has long been recognised that the shortage of external tritium sources for fusion reactors using D-T, the most promising fusion fuel, requires all such fusion power plants (FPP) to breed their own tritium. It is also recognised that the initial start-up of a fusion reactor will require several kilograms of tritium within a scenario in which radi…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)60

The interaction between multiple filamentary plasma eruptions is investigated by modelling the non-linear ideal MHD ballooning mode envelope equation with a mixed Eulerian and Lagrangian characterisation of the boundary conditions. The study of multiple plasma filaments is performed in a specific slab equilibrium susceptible to Rayleigh-Taylor ins…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)78

The non-linear evolution of a magnetic island is studied using the Vlasov gyro-kinetic code GKW. The interaction of electromagnetic turbulence with a self-consistently growing magnetic island, generated by a tearing unstable >0 current profile, is considered. The turbulence is able to seed the magnetic island and bypass the linear growth phase b…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)70

This paper presents a numerical investigation of isolated filament dynamics in a simulation geometry representative of the scrape-off layer (SOL) of the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) previously studied in [N.R.Walkden et.al, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, 55 (2013) 105005]. This paper focuses on the evolution of filament cross-sections at the ou…

Preprint Published
2015

Nanoindentation has been performed on tungsten, unimplanted and helium-implanted to $ 600 appm, at temperatures up to 750 1 C. The hardening effect of the damage was 0.90 GPa at 50 1 C, but is negligible above 450 1 C. The hardness value at a given temperature did not change on re-testing after heating to 750 1 C. This suggests that the helium is t…

Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)67

Preferential ion heating in the solar wind, observed as the occurrence of an ion beam which drifts along the background magnetic field with a velocity close to the local Alfven speed, is still an open problem. Several mechanisms have been identified that might work together in the solar wind to drive the observed ion heating. These mechanisms resul…

Preprint
2015
CCFE-PR(15)72

The Synthetic Aperture Microwave Imaging (SAMI) diagnostic has conducted proof-of-principle 2D Doppler backscattering (DBS) experiments on MAST. SAMI actively probes the plasma edge using a wide ( 40° vertical and horizontal) and tuneable (10-35.5 GHz) beam. The Doppler backscattered signal is digitised in vector form using an array of eight Vival…

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