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Mitigation of type-I ELMs with n=2 fields on JET with ITER-like wall
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2013 (English)In: Nuclear Fusion, ISSN 0029-5515, E-ISSN 1741-4326, Vol. 53, no 7, 073036- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mitigation of type-I edge-localized modes (ELMs) was observed with the application of an n = 2 field in H-mode plasmas on the JET tokamak with the ITER-like wall (ILW). Several new findings with the ILW were identified and contrasted to the previous carbon wall (C-wall) results for comparable conditions. Previous results for high collisionality plasmas (nu*(e,ped) similar to 2.0) with the C-wall saw little or no influence of either n = 1 or n = 2 fields on the ELMs. However, recent observations with the ILW show large type-I ELMs with a frequency of similar to 45 Hz were replaced by high-frequency (similar to 200 Hz) small ELMs during the application of the n = 2 field. With the ILW, splitting of the outer strike point was observed for the first time during the strong mitigation of the type-I ELMs. The maximal surface temperature (T-max) on the outer divertor plate reached a stationary state and has only small variations of a few degrees due to the small mitigated ELMs. In moderate collisionality (nu*(e,ped) similar to 0.8) H-mode plasmas, similar to previous results with the C-wall, both an increase in the ELM frequency and density pump-out were observed during the application of the n = 2 field. There are two new observations compared with the C-wall results. Firstly, the effect of ELM mitigation with the n = 2 field was seen to saturate so that the ELM frequency did not further increase above a certain level of n = 2 magnetic perturbations. Secondly splitting of the outer strike point during the ELM crash was seen, resulting in mitigation of the maximal ELM peak heat fluxes on the divertor region.

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2013. Vol. 53, no 7, 073036- p.
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Collisionality, Divertor region, Edgelocalized modes, High frequency HF, Magnetic perturbation, Small variations, Stationary state, Surface temperatures
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-126894DOI: 10.1088/0029-5515/53/7/073036ISI: 000321780500040ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84880168735OAI: diva2:642852

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