Scrape-off Layer Ion Temperature Measurements at the Divertor Target During Type III ELMs in MAST Measured by RFEA

Scrape-off Layer Ion Temperature Measurements at the Divertor Target During Type III ELMs in MAST Measured by RFEA

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Scrape-off Layer Ion Temperature Measurements at the Divertor Target During Type III ELMs in MAST Measured by RFEA

Edge-localised modes (ELMs) can carry significant fractions of their energy as far as main chamber plasma-facing components in divertor tokamaks. Since in future devices (e.g. ITER, DEMO) these energies could cause issues for material lifetime and impurity production, the energy and temperature of ions in ELMs needs to be investigated. In MAST, novel divertor measurements of Ti during ELMs have been made using the divertor retarding field energy analyser (RFEA) probe. These measurements have shown instantaneous ion energy distributions corresponding to an effective Ti at 5cm from the strike point at the target that can be as high as 60 eV and that this decreases with time after the ELM start. This is consistent with the hottest, fastest ions arriving at the target first by parallel transport, followed by the lower end of the ion energy distribution. This analysis will form a basis for future data analysis of fast swept measurements of ion distributions in ELMs.

Collection:
Journals
Journal:
Journal of Nuclear Materials
Publisher:
Elsevier
Published date:
08/01/2015