Alcator C-Mod: research in support of ITER and steps beyond
Author(s)Candy, J.; Canik, J.; Churchill, R.M.; Holland, C.; Loarte, A.; Reinke, M.L.; Scott, S.; Snyder, P.; Theiler, C.; Diallo, A.; Edlund, E.; LaBombard, B.; Baek, Seung Gyou; Marmar, Earl S; Barnard, Harold Salvadore; Bonoli, Paul T; Brunner, Daniel Frederic; Ennever, Paul Chappell; Fiore, Catherine L; Gao, Chi; Golfinopoulos, Theodore; Greenwald, Martin J; Hartwig, Zachary Seth; Hubbard, Amanda E; Hughes Jr, Jerry; Hutchinson, Ian Horner; Irby, James Henderson; Labombard, Brian; Lin, Yijun; Mumgaard, Robert Thomas; Parker, Ronald R; Porkolab, Miklos; Rice, John E; Shiraiwa, Shunichi; Sorbom, Brandon Nils; Terry, David Rankin; Terry, James L; Vieira, Rui F; Walk Jr, John R; Wallace, Gregory Marriner; White, Anne E.; Whyte, Dennis G; Wolfe, Stephen M; Wright, John C; Wright, Graham; Wukitch, Stephen James; Xu, Peng; Cziegler, Istvan; Dekow, Gary L; Delgado-Aparicio, Luis; Lipschultz, Bruce; Theiler, Christian; Diallo, Ahmed Y; Edlund, Eric Matthias; Faust, Ian Charles; ... Show more Show less
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This paper presents an overview of recent highlights from research on Alcator C-Mod. Significant progress has been made across all research areas over the last two years, with particular emphasis on divertor physics and power handling, plasma–material interaction studies, edge localized mode-suppressed pedestal dynamics, core transport and turbulence, and RF heating and current drive utilizing ion cyclotron and lower hybrid tools. Specific results of particular relevance to ITER include: inner wall SOL transport studies that have led, together with results from other experiments, to the change of the detailed shape of the inner wall in ITER; runaway electron studies showing that the critical electric field required for runaway generation is much higher than predicted from collisional theory; core tungsten impurity transport studies reveal that tungsten accumulation is naturally avoided in typical C-Mod conditions.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Biological Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Plasma Science and Fusion Center
Marmar, E.S., S.G. Baek, H. Barnard, P. Bonoli, D. Brunner, J. Candy, J. Canik, et al. “Alcator C-Mod: Research in Support of ITER and Steps Beyond.” Nuclear Fusion 55, no. 10 (July 30, 2015): 104020.
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