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Determination of tungsten and molybdenum concentrations from an X-ray range spectrum in JET with the ITER-like wall configuration

Nakano, Tomohide; Shumack, A.*; Maggi, C. F.*; Reinke, M.*; Lawson, K.*; Coffey, I.*; P$"u$tterich, T.*; Brezinsek, S.*; Lipschultz, B.*; Matthews, G. F.*; et al.

Journal of Physics B; Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 48(14), p.144023_1 - 144023_11, 2015/07

 Times Cited Count:27 Percentile:84.61(Optics)

The $$mbox{W}^{45+}$$ and $$mbox{W}^{46+}$$ 3p-4d inner shell excitation lines in addition to $$mbox{Mo}^{32+}$$ 2p-3s lines have been identified from the spectrum taken by an upgraded high-resolution X-ray spectrometer. It is found from analysis of the absolute intensities of the $$mbox{W}^{46+}$$ and $$mbox{Mo}^{32+}$$ lines that W and Mo concentrations are in the range of $$sim10^{-5}$$ and $$sim10^{-6}$$, respectively, with a ratio of $$sim$$ 5% for ELMy H-mode plasmas with a plasma current of 2.0- 2.5 MA, a toroidal magnetic field of 2.7 T and a neutral beam injection power of 14-18 MW. For the purpose of checking self-consistency, it is confirmed that the W concentration determined from the $$mbox{W}^{45+}$$ line is in agreement with that from the $$mbox{W}^{46+}$$ line within 20% and that the plasma effective charge determined from the continuum of the first order reflection spectrum is also in agreement with that from the second order within 50%. Further, the determined plasma effective charge is in agreement with that determined from a visible spectroscopy, confirming that the sensitivity of the X-ray spectrometer is valid and that probably the W and the Mo concentrations are also valid.

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Experimental progress on zonal flow physics in toroidal plasmas

Fujisawa, Akihide*; Ido, Takeshi*; Shimizu, Akihiro*; Okamura, Shoichi*; Matsuoka, Keisuke*; Iguchi, Harukazu*; Hamada, Yasuji*; Nakano, Haruhisa*; Oshima, Shinsuke*; Ito, Kimitaka*; et al.

Nuclear Fusion, 47(10), p.S718 - S726, 2007/10

 Times Cited Count:90 Percentile:95.56(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

Present status of experiments on zonal flows is overviewed. Innovative use of modern diagnostics has revealed the existence of zonal flows, their spatio-temporal characteristics, their relationship with turbulence, and their effects on confinement. Particularly a number of observations have been accumulated on the oscillatory branch of the zonal flow, dubbed as geodesic acoustic modes suggesting necessity of theories to give their proper description. Several new methods have elucidated the zonal flow generation processes from the turbulence. Further investigation of relationship between the zonal flows and confinement is strongly encouraged as cross-device activity.

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Progress in the ITER physics basis, 7; Diagnostics

Donn$'e$, A. J. H.*; Costley, A. E.*; Barnsley, R.*; Bindslev, H.*; Boivin, R.*; Conway, G.*; Fisher, R.*; Giannella, R.*; Hartfuss, H.*; von Hellermann, M. G.*; et al.

Nuclear Fusion, 47(6), p.S337 - S384, 2007/06

 Times Cited Count:291 Percentile:80.7(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

no abstracts in English

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Discrepancy between modelled and measured radial electric fields in the scrape-off layer of divertor tokamaks; A Challenge for 2D fluid codes?

Chankin, A. V.*; Coster, D. P.*; Asakura, Nobuyuki; Bonnin, X.*; Conway, G. D.*; Corrigan, G.*; Erents, S. K.*; Fundamenski, W.*; Horacek, J.*; Kallenbach, A.*; et al.

Nuclear Fusion, 47(5), p.479 - 489, 2007/05

 Times Cited Count:30 Percentile:73.38(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

Radial electric field in known to be one of the drivers for the parallel ion flow in the SOL. It contributes to the ion Pfirsch-Schluter flow and determines the return parallel flow compensating poloidal ExB drift. It was established recently that 2D fluid codes EDGE2D and SOLPS underestimate the predicted Er in the SOL compared to experimentally measured values. The present work demonstrates that this underestimate can be responsible for the large discrepancy between measured and simulated parallel ion flows in the SOL. Provided radial electric field was modelled correctly by the codes, an increase in the predicted Mach number of the parallel ion flow by up to a factor 3 for the JET could be expected. This would entirely eliminate the difference between the experimentally determined part of the ion flow that depends on the toroidal field direction, and the modelled ion flow attributed to drifts. Discrepancy between measured and simulated flows in ASDEX-Upgrade was also reduced.

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Experimental progress on zonal flow physics in toroidal plasmas

Fujisawa, Akihide*; Ido, Takeshi*; Shimizu, Akihiro*; Okamura, Shoichi*; Matsuoka, Keisuke*; Hamada, Yasuji*; Hoshino, Katsumichi; Nagashima, Yoshihiko*; Shinohara, Koji; Nakano, Haruhisa*; et al.

Proceedings of 21st IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2006) (CD-ROM), 12 Pages, 2007/03

Present status of experiments on zonal flows is overviewed. Innovative use of traditional and modern diagnostics has revealed unambiguously the existense of the zonal flows, their spatio-temporal caracteristics, their relationship with turbulence, and their effects on confinement. Particularly, a number of observations have been accumulated on the oscillatory branch of zonal flows, dubbed geodesic acoustic modes, suggesting necessity of theories to give their proper description. Furthur investigation of relationship between zonal flows and confinement is strongly encouraged as cross-device activity.

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Small ELM regimes with good confinement on JET and comparison to those on ASDEX Upgrade, Alcator C-mod and JT-60U

Stober, J.*; Lomas, P. J.*; Saibene, G.*; Andrew, Y.*; Belo, P.*; Conway, G. D.*; Herrmann, A.*; Horton, L. D.*; Kempenaars, M.*; Koslowski, H.-R.*; et al.

Nuclear Fusion, 45(11), p.1213 - 1223, 2005/11

 Times Cited Count:31 Percentile:71.09(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

no abstracts in English

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