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Sias, G., Frassinetti, L., Hellsten, T., Petersson, P., Rubel, M., Fridström, R., . . . Zychor, I. (2019). A locked mode indicator for disruption prediction on JET and ASDEX upgrade. Fusion engineering and design, 138, 254-266
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2019 (English)In: Fusion engineering and design, ISSN 0920-3796, E-ISSN 1873-7196, Vol. 138, p. 254-266Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to present a signal processing algorithm that, applied to the raw Locked Mode signal, allows us to obtain a disruption indicator in principle exploitable on different tokamaks. A common definition of such an indicator for different machines would facilitate the development of portable systems for disruption prediction, which is becoming of increasingly importance for the next tokamak generations. Moreover, the indicator allows us to overcome some intrinsic problems in the diagnostic system such as drift and offset. The behavior of the proposed indicator as disruption predictor, based on crossing optimized thresholds of the signal amplitude, has been analyzed using data of both JET and ASDEX Upgrade experiments. A thorough analysis of the disruption prediction performance shows how the indicator is able to recover some missed and tardy detections of the raw signal. Moreover, it intervenes and corrects premature or even wrong alarms due to, e.g., drifts and/or offsets.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA, 2019
Keywords
Tokamak, Disruption prediction, Locked mode signal, Disruption indicators, Feature extraction
National Category
Physical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-244550 (URN)10.1016/j.fusengdes.2018.11.021 (DOI)000457663100032 ()2-s2.0-85057571211 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20190315

Available from: 2019-03-15 Created: 2019-03-15 Last updated: 2019-03-15Bibliographically approved
Trier, E., Frassinetti, L., Fridström, R., Garcia Carrasco, A., Hellsten, T., Johnson, T., . . . Zuin, M. (2019). ELM-induced cold pulse propagation in ASDEX Upgrade. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 61(4), Article ID 045003.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>ELM-induced cold pulse propagation in ASDEX Upgrade
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2019 (English)In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, ISSN 0741-3335, E-ISSN 1361-6587, Vol. 61, no 4, article id 045003Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In ASDEX Upgrade, the propagation of cold pulses induced by type-I edge localized modes (ELMs) is studied using electron cyclotron emission measurements, in a dataset of plasmas with moderate triangularity. It is found that the edge safety factor or the plasma current are the main determining parameters for the inward penetration of the T-e perturbations. With increasing plasma current the ELM penetration is more shallow in spite of the stronger ELMs. Estimates of the heat pulse diffusivity show that the corresponding transport is too large to be representative of the inter-ELM phase. Ergodization of the plasma edge during ELMs is a possible explanation for the observed properties of the cold pulse propagation, which is qualitatively consistent with non-linear magneto-hydro-dynamic simulations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP PUBLISHING LTD, 2019
Keywords
ELMs, MHD instabilities, stochastic field, magnetic islands, cold pulse
National Category
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-245121 (URN)10.1088/1361-6587/aaf9c3 (DOI)000458986000002 ()
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QC 20190315

Available from: 2019-03-15 Created: 2019-03-15 Last updated: 2019-03-15Bibliographically approved
Vasilopoulou, T., Bergsåker, H., Bykov, I., Frassinetti, L., Garcia Carrasco, A., Hellsten, T., . . . Zychor, I. (2019). Improved neutron activation dosimetry for fusion. Fusion engineering and design, 139, 109-114
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Improved neutron activation dosimetry for fusion
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2019 (English)In: Fusion engineering and design, ISSN 0920-3796, E-ISSN 1873-7196, Vol. 139, p. 109-114Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Neutron activation technique has been widely used for the monitoring of neutron fluence at the Joint European Torus (JET) whereas it is foreseen to be employed at future fusion plants, such as ITER and DEMO. Neutron activation provides a robust tool for the measurement of neutron fluence in the complex environment encountered in a tokamak. However, activation experiments previously performed at JET showed that the activation foils used need to be calibrated in a real fusion environment in order to provide accurate neutron fluence data. Triggered by this challenge, an improved neutron activation method for the evaluation of neutron fluence at fusion devices has been developed. Activation assemblies similar to those used at JET were irradiated under 14 MeV neutrons at the Frascati Neutron Generator (FNG) reference neutron field. The data obtained from the calibration experiment were applied for the analysis of activation foil measurements performed during the implemented JET Deuterium-Deuterium (D-D) campaign. The activation results were compared against thermoluminescence measurements and a satisfactory agreement was observed. The proposed method provides confidence on the use of activation technique for the precise estimation of neutron fluence at fusion devices and enables its successful implementation in the forthcoming JET Deuterium-Tritium (D-T) campaign.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Neutron activation, Neutron dosimetry, JET, Fusion
National Category
Physical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-245937 (URN)10.1016/j.fusengdes.2019.01.002 (DOI)000458939100015 ()2-s2.0-85059692263 (Scopus ID)
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QC 201900318

Available from: 2019-03-18 Created: 2019-03-18 Last updated: 2019-03-18Bibliographically approved
Lawson, K. D., Bergsåker, H., Bykov, I., Frassinetti, L., Garcia Carrasco, A., Hellsten, T., . . . et al., . (2019). Population modelling of the He II energy levels in tokamak plasmas: I. Collisional excitation model. Paper presented at ARK REH, 1982, ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES, V49, P545. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS, 52(4), Article ID 045001.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Population modelling of the He II energy levels in tokamak plasmas: I. Collisional excitation model
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2019 (English)In: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS, Vol. 52, no 4, article id 045001Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Helium is widely used as a fuel or minority gas in laboratory fusion experiments, and will be present as ash in DT thermonuclear plasmas. It is therefore essential to have a good understanding of its atomic physics. To this end He II population modelling has been undertaken for the spectroscopic levels arising from shells with principal quantum number n = 1-5. This paper focuses on a collisional excitation model; ionisation and recombination will be considered in a subsequent article. Heavy particle collisional excitation rate coefficients have been generated to supplement the currently-available atomic data for He II, and are presented for proton, deuteron, triton and alpha-particle projectiles. The widely-used criterion for levels within an n shell being populated in proportion to their statistical weights is reassessed with the most recent atomic data, and found not to apply to the He II levels at tokamak densities (10(18)-10(21) m(-3)). Consequences of this and other likely sources of errors are quantified, as is the effect of differing electron and ion temperatures. Line intensity ratios, including the so-called 'branching ratios' and the fine-structure beta(1), beta(2), beta(3), and gamma ratios, are discussed, the latter with regard to their possible use as diagnostics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP PUBLISHING LTD, 2019
Keywords
He II, population modelling, tokamak plasmas, spectral line intensity ratios
National Category
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-243932 (URN)10.1088/1361-6455/aaf703 (DOI)000456847500001 ()
Conference
ARK REH, 1982, ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES, V49, P545
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QC 20190212

Available from: 2019-02-12 Created: 2019-02-12 Last updated: 2019-02-12Bibliographically approved
Tierens, W., Frassinetti, L., Hellsten, T., Petersson, P., Fridström, R., Garcia Carrasco, A., . . . et al., . (2019). Validation of the ICRF antenna coupling code RAPLICASOL against TOPICA and experiments. Nuclear Fusion, 59(4), Article ID 046001.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Validation of the ICRF antenna coupling code RAPLICASOL against TOPICA and experiments
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2019 (English)In: Nuclear Fusion, ISSN 0029-5515, E-ISSN 1741-4326, Vol. 59, no 4, article id 046001Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we validate the finite element code RAPLICASOL, which models radiofrequency wave propagation in edge plasmas near ICRF antennas, against calculations with the TOPICA code. We compare the output of both codes for the ASDEX Upgrade 2-strap antenna, and for a 4-strap WEST-like antenna. Although RAPLICASOL requires considerably fewer computational resources than TOPICA, we find that the predicted quantities of experimental interest (including reflection coefficients, coupling resistances, S- and Z-matrix entries, optimal matching settings, and even radiofrequency electric fields) are in good agreement provided we are careful to use the same geometry in both codes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP PUBLISHING LTD, 2019
Keywords
ICRF, finite elements, simulation
National Category
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-243928 (URN)10.1088/1741-4326/aaf455 (DOI)000456197200001 ()
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QC 20190212

Available from: 2019-02-12 Created: 2019-02-12 Last updated: 2019-02-12Bibliographically approved
Rigamonti, D., Bergsåker, H., Bykov, I., Frassinetti, L., Garcia Carrasco, A., Hellsten, T., . . . et al., . (2018). Neutron spectroscopy measurements of 14 MeV neutrons at unprecedented energy resolution and implications for deuterium-tritium fusion plasma diagnostics. Measurement science and technology, 29(4), Article ID 045502.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Neutron spectroscopy measurements of 14 MeV neutrons at unprecedented energy resolution and implications for deuterium-tritium fusion plasma diagnostics
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2018 (English)In: Measurement science and technology, ISSN 0957-0233, E-ISSN 1361-6501, Vol. 29, no 4, article id 045502Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An accurate calibration of the JET neutron diagnostics with a 14 MeV neutron generator was performed in the first half of 2017 in order to provide a reliable measurement of the fusion power during the next JET deuterium-tritium (DT) campaign. In order to meet the target accuracy, the chosen neutron generator has been fully characterized at the Neutron Metrology Laboratory of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Teddington, United Kingdom. The present paper describes the measurements of the neutron energy spectra obtained using a high-resolution single-crystal diamond detector (SCD). The measurements, together with a new neutron source routine 'ad hoc' developed for the MCNP code, allowed the complex features of the neutron energy spectra resulting from the mixed D/T beam ions interacting with the T/D target nuclei to be resolved for the first time. From the spectral analysis a quantitative estimation of the beam ion composition has been made. The unprecedented intrinsic energy resolution (<1% full width at half maximum (FWHM) at 14 MeV) of diamond detectors opens up new prospects for diagnosing DT plasmas, such as, for instance, the possibility to study non-classical slowing down of the beam ions by neutron spectroscopy on ITER.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP PUBLISHING LTD, 2018
Keywords
neutron spectroscopy, diamond detectors, plasma diagnostics, 14 MeV neutron generator
National Category
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-246301 (URN)10.1088/1361-6501/aaa675 (DOI)000460059400001 ()2-s2.0-85044178520 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20190318

Available from: 2019-03-18 Created: 2019-03-18 Last updated: 2019-03-18Bibliographically approved
Dumont, R. J., Mailloux, J., Aslanyan, V., Baruzzo, M., Challis, C. D., Coffey, I., . . . Weisen, H. (2018). Scenario development for the observation of alpha-driven instabilities in JET DT plasmas. Nuclear Fusion, 58(8), Article ID 082005.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Scenario development for the observation of alpha-driven instabilities in JET DT plasmas
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2018 (English)In: Nuclear Fusion, ISSN 0029-5515, E-ISSN 1741-4326, Vol. 58, no 8, article id 082005Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In DT plasmas, toroidal Alfven eigenmodes (TAEs) can be made unstable by the alpha particles resulting from fusion reactions, and may induce a significant redistribution of fast ions. Recent experiments have been conducted in JET deuterium plasmas in order to prepare scenarios aimed at observing alpha-driven TAEs in a future JET DT campaign. Discharges at low density, large core temperatures associated with the presence of internal transport barriers and characterised by good energetic ion confinement have been performed. ICRH has been used in the hydrogen minority heating regime to probe the TAE stability. The consequent presence of MeV ions has resulted in the observation of TAEs in many instances. The impact of several key parameters on TAE stability could therefore be studied experimentally. Modeling taking into account NBI and ICRH fast ions shows good agreement with the measured neutron rates, and has allowed predictions for DT plasmas to be performed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP PUBLISHING LTD, 2018
Keywords
JET, alphas, instabilities, TAEs, scenario, DT plasmas
National Category
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-232387 (URN)10.1088/1741-4326/aab1bb (DOI)000436930000002 ()2-s2.0-85050403274 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20180727

Available from: 2018-07-27 Created: 2018-07-27 Last updated: 2018-10-16Bibliographically approved
Bonanomi, N., Mantica, P., Di Siena, A., Delabie, E., Giroud, C., Johnson, T., . . . Van Eester, D. (2018). Turbulent transport stabilization by ICRH minority fast ions in low rotating JET ILW L-mode plasmas. Nuclear Fusion, 58(5), Article ID 056025.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Turbulent transport stabilization by ICRH minority fast ions in low rotating JET ILW L-mode plasmas
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2018 (English)In: Nuclear Fusion, ISSN 0029-5515, E-ISSN 1741-4326, Vol. 58, no 5, article id 056025Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The first experimental demonstration that fast ion induced stabilization of thermal turbulent transport takes place also at low values of plasma toroidal rotation has been obtained in JET ILW (ITER-like wall) L-mode plasmas with high (He-3)-D ICRH (ion cyclotron resonance heating) power. A reduction of the gyro-Bohm normalized ion heat flux and higher values of the normalized ion temperature gradient have been observed at high ICRH power and low NBI (neutral beam injection) power and plasma rotation. Gyrokinetic simulations indicate that ITG (ion temperature gradient) turbulence stabilization induced by the presence of high-energetic He-3 ions is the key mechanism in order to explain the experimental observations. Two main mechanisms have been identified to be responsible for the turbulence stabilization: a linear electrostatic wave-fast particle resonance mechanism and a nonlinear electromagnetic mechanism. The dependence of the stabilization on the He-3 distribution function has also been studied.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), 2018
Keywords
gyro-kinetic simulations, JET tokamak, Turbulent transport, fast ions
National Category
Physical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-226746 (URN)10.1088/1741-4326/aab733 (DOI)000429233600001 ()2-s2.0-85045935759 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20180504

Available from: 2018-05-04 Created: 2018-05-04 Last updated: 2018-05-04Bibliographically approved
Kazakov, Y. O. O., Ongena, J., Wright, J. C., Wukitch, S. J., Lerche, E., Mantsinen, M. J., . . . Weisen, H. (2017). Efficient generation of energetic ions in multi-ion plasmas by radio-frequency heating. Nature Physics, 13(10), 973-+
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Efficient generation of energetic ions in multi-ion plasmas by radio-frequency heating
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2017 (English)In: Nature Physics, ISSN 1745-2473, E-ISSN 1745-2481, Vol. 13, no 10, p. 973-+Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nature Publishing Group, 2017
National Category
Physical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-216627 (URN)10.1038/NPHYS4167 (DOI)000412181200018 ()2-s2.0-85021251328 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20171102

Available from: 2017-11-02 Created: 2017-11-02 Last updated: 2017-11-02Bibliographically approved
Tholerus, E., Johnson, T. & Hellsten, T. (2017). FOXTAIL: Modeling the nonlinear interaction between Alfven eigenmodes and energetic particles in tokamaks. Computer Physics Communications, 214, 39-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>FOXTAIL: Modeling the nonlinear interaction between Alfven eigenmodes and energetic particles in tokamaks
2017 (English)In: Computer Physics Communications, ISSN 0010-4655, E-ISSN 1879-2944, Vol. 214, p. 39-51Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

FOXTAIL is a new hybrid magnetohydrodynamic-kinetic code used to describe interactions between energetic particles and Alfven eigenmodes in tokamaks with realistic geometries. The code Simulates the nonlinear dynamics of the amplitudes of individual eigenmodes and of a set of discrete markers in five dimensional phase space representing the energetic particle distribution. Action angle coordinates of the equilibrium system are used for efficient tracing of energetic particles, and the particle acceleration by the wave fields of the eigenmodes is Fourier decomposed in the same angles. The eigenmodes are described using temporally constant eigenfunctions with dynamic complex amplitudes. Possible applications of the code are presented, e.g., making a quantitative validity evaluation of the one-dimensional bump-on-tail approximation of the system. Expected effects of the fulfillment of the Chirikov criterion in two-mode scenarios have also been verified.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 2017
Keywords
Magnetohydrodynamic waves, Tokamaks, Fast particle effects, Nonlinear dynamics
National Category
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-205427 (URN)10.1016/j.cpc.2017.01.007 (DOI)000397358400005 ()2-s2.0-85011005108 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 621-2011-5387
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QC 20170522

Available from: 2017-05-22 Created: 2017-05-22 Last updated: 2017-06-08Bibliographically approved
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