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Progress in the ITER physics basis, 5; Physics of energetic ions

Fasoli, A.*; Gormezano, C.*; Berk, H. L.*; Breizman, B.*; Briguglio, S.*; Darrow, D. S.*; Gorelenkov, N.*; Heidbrink, W. W.*; Jaun, A.*; Konovalov, S. V.*; et al.

Nuclear Fusion, 47(6), p.S264 - S284, 2007/06

 Times Cited Count:431 Percentile:85.96(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

no abstracts in English

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Effects of ripple-induced ion thermal transport on H-mode plasma performance

L$"o$nnroth, J.-S.*; Parail, V.*; Hyn$"o$nen, V.*; Johnson, T.*; Kiviniemi, T.*; Oyama, Naoyuki; Beurskens, M.*; Howell, D.*; Saibene, G.*; de Vries, P.*; et al.

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 49(3), p.273 - 295, 2007/03

 Times Cited Count:15 Percentile:47.66(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

It is investigated whether differences in the MHD stability of the pedestal, including effects of plasma rotation and aspect ratio, can explain the results of JET/JT-60U similarity experiments. As a result, these mechanisms fail to explain the experimental observations. Therefore, the effects of ripple losses on H-mode performance were investigated. The analysis shows that ripple losses of thermal ions can affect H-mode plasma performance very sensitively. Orbit-following simulations indicate that losses due to diffusive transport give rise to a wide radial distribution of enhanced ion thermal transport, whereas non-diffusive losses have a very edge-localized distribution. In predictive transport simulations with an energy sink term in the continuity equation for the ion pressure representing non-diffusive losses, reduced performance as well as an increase in the ELM frequency are demonstrated.

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Measurement of the neutron capture cross section of the $$s$$-only isotope $$^{204}$$Pb from 1 eV to 440 keV

Domingo-Pardo, C.*; Abbondanno, U.*; Aerts, G.*; $'A$lvarez, H.*; Alvarez-Velarde, F.*; Andriamonje, S.*; Andrzejewski, J.*; Assimakopoulos, P.*; Audouin, L.*; Badurek, G.*; et al.

Physical Review C, 75(1), p.015806_1 - 015806_9, 2007/01

 Times Cited Count:33 Percentile:86.62(Physics, Nuclear)

The neutron capture cross section of $$^{204}$$Pb has been measured at the CERN n_TOF installation with high resolution in the energy range from 1 eV to 440 keV. In the interval between 100 keV and 440 keV we report the average cross section. The background in the entire energy range was reliably determined from the measurement of a $$^{208}$$Pb sample. We obtain a Maxwellian average capture cross section for $$^{204}$$Pb at $$kT$$ = 30 keV of 79(3) mb, in agreement with previous experiments. However our cross section at $$kT$$ = 5 keV is about 35 % larger than the values reported so far. The implications of the new cross section for the $$s$$-process abundance contributions in the Pb/Bi region are discussed.

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Resonance capture cross section of $$^{207}$$Pb

Domingo-Pardo, C.*; Abbondanno, U.*; Aerts, G.*; $'A$lvarez, H.*; Alvarez-Velarde, F.*; Andriamonje, S.*; Andrzejewski, J.*; Assimakopoulos, P.*; Audouin, L.*; Badurek, G.*; et al.

Physical Review C, 74(5), p.055802_1 - 055802_6, 2006/11

 Times Cited Count:24 Percentile:81.48(Physics, Nuclear)

The radiative neutron capture cross section of $$^{207}$$Pb has been measured at the CERN n_TOF facility using the pulse height weighting technique in the resoleved region. The measurement has been performed with an optimized setup of two $$C_{6}D_{6}$$ scintillation detectors, which allowed us to reduce scattered neutron backgrounds down to a negligible level. Resonance parameters have been determined for 16 resonances by means of an R-matrix analysis in the neutron energy range from 3 keV to 320 keV. Good agreement with previous measurements was found at low neutron energies, whereas substantial discrepancies appear beyond 45 keV. With the present results, we obtain an s-process contribution of 77$$pm$$8 % to the solar abundance of $$^{207}$$Pb.

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New measurement of neutron capture resonances in $$^{209}$$Bi

Domingo-Pardo, C.*; Abbondanno, U.*; Aerts, G.*; $'A$lvarez, H.*; Alvarez-Velarde, F.*; Andriamonje, S.*; Andrzejewski, J.*; Assimakopoulos, P.*; Audouin, L.*; Badurek, G.*; et al.

Physical Review C, 74(2), p.025807_1 - 025807_10, 2006/08

 Times Cited Count:44 Percentile:90.53(Physics, Nuclear)

The neutron capture cross section of $$^{209}$$Bi has been measured at the CERN n_TOF facility by employing the pulse-height-weighting technique. Improvements over previous measurements are mainly because of an optimized detection system, which led to a practically negligible neutron sensitivity. Because $$^{209}$$Bi is the last stable isotope in the reaction path of the stellar s-process, the Maxwellian averaged capture cross section is important for the recycling of the reaction flow by alpha decays. In the relevant stellar range of thermal energies between $$kT$$ = 5 and 8 keV our new capture rate is about 16% higher than the presently accepted value used for nucleosynthesis calculations. The present cross section measurement is also of relevance for the design of accelerator driven systems based on a liquid metal Pb/Bi spallation target.

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Neutron capture cross section of $$^{232}$$Th measured at the n_TOF facility at CERN in the unresolved resonance region up to 1 MeV

Aerts, G.*; Abbondanno, U.*; $'A$lvarez, H.*; Alvarez-Velarde, F.*; Andriamonje, S.*; Andrzejewski, J.*; Assimakopoulos, P.*; Audouin, L.*; Badurek, G.*; Baumann, P.*; et al.

Physical Review C, 73(5), p.054610_1 - 054610_10, 2006/05

We have measured the neutron capture reaction yield of $$^{232}$$Th at the neutron tim-of-flight facility n_TOF at CERN in the energy range from 1 eV to 1 MeV. The average capture cross section has been extracted in the energy range from 4 keV up to 1 MeV with an overall accuracy better than 4 %. An independent IAEA evaluation shows good agreement with the data.

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Neutron capture cross section of $$^{232}$$Th measured at the n_TOF facility at CERN in the unresolved resonance region up to 1 MeV

Aerts, G.*; Abbondanno, U.*; $'A$lvarez, H.*; Alvarez-Velarde, F.*; Andriamonje, S.*; Andrzejewski, J.*; Assimakopoulos, P.*; Audouin, L.*; Badurek, G.*; Baumann, P.*; et al.

Physical Review C, 73(5), p.054610_1 - 054610_10, 2006/05

 Times Cited Count:42 Percentile:89.94(Physics, Nuclear)

We have measured the neutron capture reaction yield of $$^{232}$$Th at the neutron time-of-flight facility n_TOF at CERN in the energy range from 1 eV to 1 MeV. The average capture cross section has been extracted in the energy range from 4 keV up to 1 MeV with an overall accuracy better than 4%. An independent IAEA evaluation shows good agreement with the data.

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Measurement of the resonance capture cross section of $$^{204,206}$$Pb and termination of the $$s$$-process

Domingo-Pardo, C.*; O'Brien, S.*; Abbondanno, U.*; Aerts, G.*; $'A$lvarez, H.*; Alvarez-Velarde, F.*; Andriamonje, S.*; Andrzejewski, J.*; Assimakopoulos, P.*; Audouin, L.*; et al.

AIP Conference Proceedings 819, p.288 - 292, 2006/03

The neutron capture cross sections of $$^{204}$$Pb and $$^{206}$$Pb have been measured at the CERN n_TOF installation using the time of flight method with the pulse height weighting technique. In a preliminary analysis of $$^{204}$$Pb we have determined by first time the capture cross sections for two strong $$s$$-wave resonances below 2.5 keV. In $$^{206}$$Pb we have determined capture cross sections for a large number of resonances, which were not reported in the two previous capture measurements. We discuss preliminary implications of the new cross sections in the stellar nucleosynthesis of the Pb isotopes.

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Measurement of $$^{139}$$La($$n$$,$$gamma$$) cross section

Terlizzi, R.*; Abbondanno, U.*; Aerts, G.*; $'A$lvarez, H.*; Alvarez-Velarde, F.*; Andriamonje, S.*; Andrzejewski, J.*; Assimakopoulos, P.*; Audouin, L.*; Badurek, G.*; et al.

AIP Conference Proceedings 819, p.283 - 287, 2006/03

We measured the neutron capture cross section of $$^{139}$$La relative to $$^{197}$$Au in the energy range of 0.6 eV to 9 keV at n_TOF, the neutron time-of-flight facility at CERN. The data were fitted using R-matrix formalism to extract resonance parameters which were used to calculate average level spacings. The data were used to determine Maxwellian-averaged neutron capture cross sections which, in turn, were used to calculate the $$^{139}$$La abundance synthesized in a steller model of the main component of the $$s$$ process.

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Neutron cross section measurements at n-TOF for ADS related studies

Mastinu, P. F.*; Abbondanno, U.*; Aerts, G.*; $'A$lvarez, H.*; Alvarez-Velarde, F.*; Andriamonje, S.*; Andrzejewski, J.*; Assimakopoulos, P.*; Audouin, L.*; Badurek, G.*; et al.

Journal of Physics; Conference Series, 41, p.352 - 360, 2006/00

A neutron Time-of-Flight facility (n_TOF) is operative at CERN since 2001. The innovative features of the neutron beam, in particular the high instantaneous flux, the wide energy range, the high resolution and the low background, makes this facility unique for measurements of neutron induced reactions relevant to the field of Emerging Nuclear Technologies, as well as to Nuclear Astrophysics and fundamental Nuclear Physics. The scientific motivations that have led to the construction of this new facility are here presented.

Journal Articles

Role of anomalous transport in onset and evolution of neoclassical tearing modes

Konovalov, S. V.; Mikhailovskii, A. B.*; Ozeki, Takahisa; Takizuka, Tomonori; Shirokov, M. S.*; Hayashi, Nobuhiko

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 47(12B), p.B223 - B236, 2005/12

 Times Cited Count:7 Percentile:24.69(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

Neoclassical Tearing Modes, NTMs, are known to limit the maximum attainable plasma pressure, degrade confinement and, at worst, culminate in disruption of the tokamak discharges. Key role in NTM evolution belongs to the radial profiles of the plasma flow, temperature and density which are determined by the conjunction of the longitudinal and cross-filed transport arising from thermal conduction, particle diffusion, and viscosity. In this report the influence of anomalous perpendicular heat transport and anomalous ion perpendicular viscosity on early stage of the NTM evolution is studied theoretically.

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Measurements at n_TOF of the neutron capture cross section of minor actinides relevant to the nuclear waste transmutation

Cano-Ott, D.*; Abbondanno, U.*; Aerts, G.*; $'A$lvarez, H.*; $'A$lvarez-Velarde, F.*; Andriamonje, S.*; Andrzejewski, J.*; Assimakopoulos, P.*; Audouin, L.*; Badurek, G.*; et al.

AIP Conference Proceedings 769, p.1442 - 1445, 2005/05

Accurate and reliable neutron cross section data for actinides are necessary for the proper design, safety reguartion and precise performance assessment of transmutaion devices. In particular, the neutron capture cross sections of $$^{237}$$Np, $$^{240}$$Pu and $$^{243}$$Am play a key role in the design and optimization of a strategy for the Nuclear Waste Transmutation. The listed cross sections have been measured in 2004 at n_TOF with a high accuracy due to a combination of features unique in the world.

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High-resolution study of $$^{237}$$Np fission cross section from 5 eV to 1 MeV

Furman, W.*; Cennini, P.*; Ketlerov, V.*; Goverdovski, A.*; Konovalov, V.*; Abbondanno, U.*; Aerts, G.*; $'A$lvarez, H.*; Alvarez-Velarde, F.*; Andriamonje, S.*; et al.

AIP Conference Proceedings 769, p.1039 - 1042, 2005/05

A series of measurements of $$^{237}$$Np fission cross section have been performed at the CERN spallation neutron source facility n_TOF. A fast ionization chamber was used as a fission fragment detector. Total experimental uncertainties are determined to be at the level of 3%. Analysis of experimental data in the neutron energy from 5 eV to 1 MeV showed a systematic deviation from the evaluated data (ENDF/B-VI). This discrepancy amounts to up to the factor of 3 for resolved resonances in the neutron energy range of 5 eV - 2 keV, and is in good agreement with some previous experiments. A similar disagreement at the level of 6-7% was found for higher energies around the threshold. This energy range is essential for the transmutation of neptunium in ADS or fast reactors. It is concluded that an updated evaluation of nuclear data for $$^{237}$$Np is required.

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Infuluence of anomalous transport phenomena on onset of neoclassical tearing modes in tokamaks

Konovalov, S. V.; Mikhailovskii, A.*; Ozeki, Takahisa; Takizuka, Tomonori; Shirokov, M. S.*; Hayashi, Nobuhiko

Proceedings of 20th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2004) (CD-ROM), 8 Pages, 2004/11

Influence of anomalous perpendicular heat transport and anomalous perpendicular viscosity on conditions of Neoclassical Tearing Mode onset is studied theoretically. Series of different parallel transport mechanisms competitive to anomalous cross-island heat conductivity in the perturbed temperature profile are considered.In the transport threshold model, magnetic curvature effect is as much important as bootstrap drive weakened by the finite perpendicular heat transport. Perpendicular viscosity brings island-rotation-frequency dependence of the transport threshold model.

Journal Articles

Kinetic reversed-shear Alfv$'e$n eigenmodes

Konovalov, S. V.; Mikhailovskii, A. B.*; Shirokov, M. S.*; Kovalishen, E. A.*; Ozeki, Takahisa

Physics of Plasmas, 11(9), p.4531 - 4534, 2004/09

 Times Cited Count:19 Percentile:53.62(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

no abstracts in English

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External feedback effect on magnetic islands in tokamaks

Konovalov, S. V.; Mikhailovskii, A. B.*; Kovalishen, E. A.*; Kamenets, F. F.*; Ozeki, Takahisa; Shirokov, M. S.*; Takizuka, Tomonori; Tsypin, V. S.*

Doklady Physics, 49(7), p.405 - 408, 2004/07

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:11.83(Mechanics)

Effect of feedback system, placed outside the vacuum vessel, on neoclassical tearing modes (NTMs) in tokamaks is analytically studied. External matching parameters for magnetic island chain are derived for the simplest case of step profile of equilibrium parallel current. The structure of dynamical equations for the island width and island rotation frequency in terms of matching parameters is explained. It is shown that such a feedback system can lead to essential shift of the island rotation, in particular, for stabilization of NTMs by the polarization current effect.

Journal Articles

The Role of thermal plasma density gradient in the problem of Alfv$'e$n cascades in tokamaks

Konovalov, S. V.; Mikhailovskii, A. B.*; Shirokov, M. S.*; Ozeki, Takahisa

Physics of Plasmas, 11(5), p.2303 - 2306, 2004/05

 Times Cited Count:11 Percentile:34.84(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

no abstracts in English

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Microislands in tokamaks

Mikhailovskii, A. B.*; Kovalishen, E. A.*; Shirokov, M. S.*; Konovalov, S. V.; Tsypin, V. S.*; Kamenets, F. F.*; Ozeki, Takahisa; Takizuka, Tomonori

Physics of Plasmas, 11(2), p.666 - 676, 2004/02

 Times Cited Count:6 Percentile:20.07(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

Analytical treatment of magnetic islands with high poloidal mode numbers and widths smaller than ion Larmor radius (microislands) is presented. The profile functions and rotation frequencies of microislands are investigated with the two-fluid magnetohydrodynamics. The microislands are described in terms of two profile functions, one of which characterizes the electric field and perturbed plasma density, and second the perturbed electron temperature. The problem of rotation frequencies of microislands is discussed.

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Development of theory of reversed-shear alfven eigenmodes in tokamaks

Konovalov, S. V.; Mikhailovskii, A.*; Kovalishen, E.*; Ozeki, Takahisa; Takizuka, Tomonori; Shirokov, M. S.*

Proceedings of 20th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2004) (CD-ROM), 8 Pages, 2004/00

Alfven eigenmodes in tokamaks with reversed magnetic shear are studied theoretically by incorporating into the mode description the effects known theories of Global, Kinetic and Toroidal Alfven Eigenmodes. In particular mode forming effect due to thermal plasma density gradient is examined. Criteria of the fast ion density and its gradient on the existence of a localized solution of the eigenmode equation is softened by this effect. Effects of finite Larmor radius, continuum damping and fast ion density gradient are also studied.

Journal Articles

Effects of parallel viscosity on rotation of magnetic islands in tokamaks

Konovalov, S. V.; Mikhailovskii, A. B.*; Tsypin, V. S.*; Kovalishen, E. A.*; Shirokov, M. S.*; Ozeki, Takahisa; Takizuka, Tomonori

Physics Letters A, 318(4-5), p.429 - 434, 2003/11

 Times Cited Count:7 Percentile:46.62(Physics, Multidisciplinary)

no abstracts in English

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