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Improvement of beam performance in the negative-ion based NBI system for JT-60U

Umeda, Naotaka; Grisham, L. R.*; Yamamoto, Takumi; Kuriyama, Masaaki; Kawai, Mikito; Oga, Tokumichi; Mogaki, Kazuhiko; Akino, Noboru; Yamazaki, Haruyuki*; Usui, Katsutomi; Honda, Atsushi; Lei, G.*; Watanabe, Kazuhiro; Inoue, Takashi; Hanada, Masaya; Kashiwagi, Mieko; Morishita, Takatoshi; Dairaku, Masayuki; Takayanagi, Tomohiro

The Negative-ion based Neutral Beam Injection System (N-NBI) for JT-60U has been operating for plasma heating and non-inductive current drive since 1996. The target is inject of neutral beam into plasma with beam energy 500 keV, injection power 10 MW, for 10 seconds. Until now pulse duration time was restricted up to 5.3 seconds because of larger heat load of port limiter. Recently from the measurement of beam profile at 3.5m downstream from the ion source, it was found that the outermost beamlets in each segment were deflected outward. It was caused by non-uniform electric field by grooves. By improving this, outermost beamlet deflection angle was decreased from 14 mrad to 4 mrad. In this result, 10 seconds injection, which is target parameter, has achieved at 355 keV, 2.6MW, while pulse length was restricted up to 5.3 seconds by larger heat load of port limiter.

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