ELM mitigation by magnetic perturbations is studied at low pedestal collisionalities down to ITER-like values (V∗ e PED = 0.1) in ASDEX Upgrade. A comprehensive database of ELM energy losses for varying plasma density, heating power, edge safety factor and magnetic perturbation structure has been assembled to investigate parameter dependencies of ELM mitigation. It is found that magnetic perturbations with a toroidal mode number n = 2 can reduce the ELM energy loss normalized to the energy stored in the plasma pedestal from about 30% to less than 5%, i.e. by a factor of six, below an electron pedestal collisionality of V∗ e PED = 0.4. At this level of ELM mitigation a significant reduction of the pedestal pressure and, therefore, global plasma confinement occurs. This pedestal pressure reduction is mostly due to a reduction of plasma density, the so-called pump-out effect. Refueling by neutral beams and in particular by pellet injection is possible and can re-establish confinement, however, the ELM energy loss increases as well with increasing density. © 2017 Published by Elsevier B.V.

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U5 - 3862f922771d62992bdb6a9a803c0b23 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Overview of progress in European medium sized tokamaks towards an integrated plasma-edge/wall solution JF - Nuclear Fusion Y1 - 2017 A1 - Meyer, H. A1 - Eich, T. A1 - Citrin, J. A1 - Classen, I. A1 - Hogeweij, D. A1 - Jaulmes, F. A1 - Kappatou, A. A1 - van den Brand, H. A1 - Vanovac, B. A1 - Vijvers, W. A. J. A1 - Westerhof, E. A1 - et al. AB - Integrating the plasma core performance with an edge and scrape-off layer (SOL) that leads to tolerable heat and particle loads on the wall is a major challenge. The new European medium size tokamak task force (EU-MST) coordinates research on ASDEX Upgrade (AUG), MAST and TCV. This multi-machine approach within EU-MST, covering a wide parameter range, is instrumental to progress in the field, as ITER and DEMO core/pedestal and SOL parameters are not achievable simultaneously in present day devices. A two prong approach is adopted. On the one hand, scenarios with tolerable transient heat and particle loads, including active edge localised mode (ELM) control are developed. On the other hand, divertor solutions including advanced magnetic configurations are studied. Considerable progress has been made on both approaches, in particular in the fields of: ELM control with resonant magnetic perturbations (RMP), small ELM regimes, detachment onset and control, as well as filamentary scrape-off-layer transport. For example full ELM suppression has now been achieved on AUG at low collisionality with n = 2 RMP maintaining good confinement H H(98,y2) =approx 0.95. Advances have been made with respect to detachment onset and control. Studies in advanced divertor configurations (Snowflake, Super-X and X-point target divertor) shed new light on SOL physics. Cross field filamentary transport has been characterised in a wide parameter regime on AUG, MAST and TCV progressing the theoretical and experimental understanding crucial for predicting first wall loads in ITER and DEMO. Conditions in the SOL also play a crucial role for ELM stability and access to small ELM regimes. VL - 57 IS - 10 U1 - FP U2 - PEPD U5 - f781e58d912e0c330cdf9b05c806267b ER - TY - THES T1 - Investigations of helium transport in ASDEX Upgrade plasmas with charge exchange recombination spectroscopy Y1 - 2014 A1 - Kappatou, A. PB - Eindhoven University of Technology CY - Eindhoven, Netherlands VL - PhD SN - 9789038637044 UR - http://repository.tue.nl/780941 U1 - FP U2 - PDG U5 - 70f01fb47d6c799aaca73e6d4fc31d53 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Overview of ASDEX Upgrade results JF - Nuclear Fusion Y1 - 2013 A1 - Stroth, U. A1 - Adamek, J. A1 - Aho-Mantila, L. A1 - Akaslompolo, S. A1 - Amdor, C. A1 - Angioni, C. A1 - Balden, M. A1 - Bardin, S. A1 - L. Barrera Orte A1 - Behler, K. A1 - Belonohy, E. A1 - Bergmann, A. A1 - Bernert, M. A1 - Bilato, R. A1 - Birkenmeier, G. A1 - Bobkov, V. A1 - Boom, J. A1 - Bottereau, C. A1 - Bottino, A. A1 - Braun, F. A1 - Brezinsek, S. A1 - Brochard, T. A1 - M. Brüdgam A1 - Buhler, A. A1 - Burckhart, A. A1 - Casson, F. J. A1 - Chankin, A. A1 - Chapman, I. A1 - Clairet, F. A1 - Classen, I.G.J. A1 - Coenen, J. W. A1 - Conway, G. D. A1 - Coster, D. P. A1 - Curran, D. A1 - da Silva, F. A1 - P. de Marné A1 - D'Inca, R. A1 - Douai, D. A1 - Drube, R. A1 - Dunne, M. A1 - Dux, R. A1 - Eich, T. A1 - Eixenberger, H. A1 - Endstrasser, N. A1 - Engelhardt, K. A1 - Esposito, B. A1 - Fable, E. A1 - Fischer, R. A1 - H. Fünfgelder A1 - Fuchs, J. C. A1 - K. Gál A1 - M. García Muñoz A1 - Geiger, B. A1 - Giannone, L. A1 - T. Görler A1 - da Graca, S. A1 - Greuner, H. A1 - Gruber, O. A1 - Gude, A. A1 - Guimarais, L. A1 - S. Günter A1 - Haas, G. A1 - Hakola, A. H. A1 - Hangan, D. A1 - Happel, T. A1 - T. Härtl A1 - Hauff, T. A1 - Heinemann, B. A1 - Herrmann, A. A1 - Hobirk, J. A1 - H. Höhnle A1 - M. Hölzl A1 - Hopf, C. A1 - Houben, A. A1 - Igochine, V. A1 - Ionita, C. A1 - Janzer, A. A1 - Jenko, F. A1 - Kantor, M. A1 - C.-P. Käsemann A1 - Kallenbach, A. A1 - S. Kálvin A1 - Kantor, M. A1 - Kappatou, A. A1 - Kardaun, O. A1 - Kasparek, W. A1 - Kaufmann, M. A1 - Kirk, A. A1 - H.-J. Klingshirn A1 - Kocan, M. A1 - Kocsis, G. A1 - Konz, C. A1 - Koslowski, R. A1 - Krieger, K. A1 - Kubic, M. A1 - Kurki-Suonio, T. A1 - Kurzan, B. A1 - Lackner, K. A1 - Lang, P. T. A1 - Lauber, P. A1 - Laux, M. A1 - Lazaros, A. A1 - Leipold, F. A1 - Leuterer, F. A1 - Lindig, S. A1 - Lisgo, S. A1 - Lohs, A. A1 - Lunt, T. A1 - Maier, H. A1 - Makkonen, T. A1 - Mank, K. A1 - M.-E. Manso A1 - Maraschek, M. A1 - Mayer, M. A1 - McCarthy, P. J. A1 - McDermott, R. A1 - Mehlmann, F. A1 - Meister, H. A1 - Menchero, L. A1 - Meo, F. A1 - Merkel, P. A1 - Merkel, R. A1 - Mertens, V. A1 - Merz, F. A1 - Mlynek, A. A1 - Monaco, F. A1 - Müller, S. A1 - H.W. Müller A1 - M. Münich A1 - Neu, G. A1 - Neu, R. A1 - Neuwirth, D. A1 - Nocente, M. A1 - Nold, B. A1 - Noterdaeme, J. M. A1 - Pautasso, G. A1 - Pereverzev, G. A1 - B. Plöckl A1 - Podoba, Y. A1 - Pompon, F. A1 - Poli, E. A1 - Polozhiy, K. A1 - Potzel, S. A1 - M. J. Pueschel A1 - Putterich, T. A1 - Rathgeber, S. K. A1 - Raupp, G. A1 - Reich, M. A1 - Reimold, F. A1 - Ribeiro, T. A1 - Riedl, R. A1 - Rohde, V. A1 - G. J. van Rooij A1 - Roth, J. A1 - Rott, M. A1 - Ryter, F. A1 - Salewski, M. A1 - Santos, J. A1 - Sauter, P. A1 - Scarabosio, A. A1 - Schall, G. A1 - Schmid, K. A1 - Schneider, P. A. A1 - Schneider, W. A1 - Schrittwieser, R. A1 - Schubert, M. A1 - Schweinzer, J. A1 - Scott, B. A1 - Sempf, M. A1 - Sertoli, M. A1 - Siccinio, M. A1 - Sieglin, B. A1 - Sigalov, A. A1 - Silva, A. A1 - Sommer, F. A1 - A. Stäbler A1 - Stober, J. A1 - Streibl, B. A1 - Strumberger, E. A1 - Sugiyama, K. A1 - Suttrop, W. A1 - Tala, T. A1 - Tardini, G. A1 - Teschke, M. A1 - Tichmann, C. A1 - Told, D. A1 - Treutterer, W. A1 - Tsalas, M. A1 - VanZeeland, M. A. A1 - Varela, P. A1 - Veres, G. A1 - Vicente, J. A1 - Vianello, N. A1 - Vierle, T. A1 - Viezzer, E. A1 - Viola, B. A1 - Vorpahl, C. A1 - Wachowski, M. A1 - Wagner, D. A1 - Wauters, T. A1 - Weller, A. A1 - Wenninger, R. A1 - Wieland, B. A1 - Willensdorfer, M. A1 - Wischmeier, M. A1 - Wolfrum, E. A1 - E. Würsching A1 - Yu, Q. A1 - Zammuto, I. A1 - Zasche, D. A1 - Zehetbauer, T. A1 - Zhang, Y. A1 - Zilker, M. A1 - Zohm, H. AB - The medium size divertor tokamak ASDEX Upgrade (major and minor radii 1.65 m and 0.5 m, respectively, magnetic-field strength 2.5 T) possesses flexible shaping and versatile heating and current drive systems. Recently the technical capabilities were extended by increasing the electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) power, by installing 2 × 8 internal magnetic perturbation coils, and by improving the ion cyclotron range of frequency compatibility with the tungsten wall. With the perturbation coils, reliable suppression of large type-I edge localized modes (ELMs) could be demonstrated in a wide operational window, which opens up above a critical plasma pedestal density. The pellet fuelling efficiency was observed to increase which gives access to H-mode discharges with peaked density profiles at line densities clearly exceeding the empirical Greenwald limit. Owing to the increased ECRH power of 4 MW, H-mode discharges could be studied in regimes with dominant electron heating and low plasma rotation velocities, i.e. under conditions particularly relevant for ITER. The ion-pressure gradient and the neoclassical radial electric field emerge as key parameters for the transition. Using the total simultaneously available heating power of 23 MW, high performance discharges have been carried out where feed-back controlled radiative cooling in the core and the divertor allowed the divertor peak power loads to be maintained below 5 MW m −2 . Under attached divertor conditions, a multi-device scaling expression for the power-decay length was obtained which is independent of major radius and decreases with magnetic field resulting in a decay length of 1 mm for ITER. At higher densities and under partially detached conditions, however, a broadening of the decay length is observed. In discharges with density ramps up to the density limit, the divertor plasma shows a complex behaviour with a localized high-density region in the inner divertor before the outer divertor detaches. Turbulent transport is studied in the core and the scrape-off layer (SOL). Discharges over a wide parameter range exhibit a close link between core momentum and density transport. Consistent with gyro-kinetic calculations, the density gradient at half plasma radius determines the momentum transport through residual stress and thus the central toroidal rotation. In the SOL a close comparison of probe data with a gyro-fluid code showed excellent agreement and points to the dominance of drift waves. Intermittent structures from ELMs and from turbulence are shown to have high ion temperatures even at large distances outside the separatrix. VL - 53 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0026-E166-7 IS - 10 U1 - FP U2 - PDG U5 - 0b5b08fdc590c85cc01e6d1db1958848 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Feasibility of non-thermal helium measurements with charge exchange spectroscopy on ITER JF - Nuclear Fusion Y1 - 2012 A1 - Kappatou, A. A1 - Delabie, E. A1 - Jaspers, R. J. E. A1 - von Hellermann, M. G. KW - ALPHA-PARTICLES KW - collective Thomson scattering KW - diagnostics KW - PLASMAS KW - REQUIREMENTS KW - SPECTRA KW - TFTR AB - The use of active charge exchange recombination spectroscopy (CXRS) as a diagnostic for fusion-produced alpha particles on ITER is constrained by the signal-to-noise ratio, which is determined by the intensity of the line of interest, the optical throughput of the diagnostic, the neutral beam penetration, and the intensity of bremsstrahlung radiation. The CX spectral line for fast ions has been modelled together with the expected background emission and we present the signal-to-noise ratios calculated as a function of the diagnostic design parameters. Combining the CXRS data from both the heating and the diagnostic neutral beams on ITER, information on fast ions with energies up to 1 MeV can be obtained for the parameters of the ITER core CXRS diagnostic design. To achieve this, energy binning of the signal is used (100 keV bins or larger), in order to improve the signal-to-noise ratio, with a time resolution of 2 s. The time resolution of the measurement can be improved using a higher throughput spectrometer, but this is ultimately limited by the amount of light from the neutral beam that can be collected. Despite the challenges and the fact that the results are not as optimistic as previously assumed, it is concluded that useful information on fast helium density profiles can be obtained using CXRS on ITER. VL - 52 SN - 0029-5515 IS - 4 U1 - FP U2 - PDG U5 - 3339e7941d61c322cf1793e63389b2bc ER - TY - JOUR T1 - A high etendue spectrometer suitable for core charge eXchange recombination spectroscopy on ITER JF - Review of Scientific Instruments Y1 - 2012 A1 - Jaspers, R. J. E. A1 - Scheffer, M. A1 - Kappatou, A. A1 - van der Valk, N. C. J. A1 - Durkut, M. A1 - Snijders, B. A1 - Marchuk, O. A1 - Biel, W. A1 - Pokol, G. I. A1 - Erdei, G. A1 - Zoletnik, S. A1 - Dunai, D. KW - calibration KW - charge exchange KW - Doppler shift KW - helium KW - plasma diagnostics KW - plasma fluctuations KW - plasma magnetohydrodynamics KW - plasma toroidal confinement KW - Tokamak devices PB - AIP VL - 83 UR - http://link.aip.org/link/?RSI/83/10D515/1 U1 - FP U2 - PDG U5 - 721b5d20a93e95f8bc0cdf9fbe313c85 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Method to obtain absolute impurity density profiles combining charge exchange and beam emission spectroscopy without absolute intensity calibration JF - Review of Scientific Instruments Y1 - 2012 A1 - Kappatou, A. A1 - Jaspers, R. J. E. A1 - Delabie, E. A1 - Marchuk, O. A1 - Biel, W. A1 - M. A. Jakobs KW - charge exchange KW - impurity absorption spectra KW - SPECTROSCOPY KW - Tokamak devices AB - Investigation of impurity transport properties in tokamak plasmas is essential and a diagnostic that can provide information on the impurity content is required. Combining charge exchange recombination spectroscopy (CXRS) and beam emission spectroscopy (BES), absolute radial profiles of impurity densities can be obtained from the CXRS and BES intensities, electron density and CXRS and BES emission rates, without requiring any absolute calibration of the spectra. The technique is demonstrated here with absolute impurity density radial profiles obtained in TEXTOR plasmas, using a high efficiency charge exchange spectrometer with high etendue, that measures the CXRS and BES spectra along the same lines-of-sight, offering an additional advantage for the determination of absolute impurity densities. PB - AIP VL - 83 UR - http://link.aip.org/link/?RSI/83/10D519/1 U1 - FP U2 - PDG U5 - 36634afb386a2b500b50860e1edfd577 ER -