Ripple induced fast ion loss and related effects in JT-60U

K. Tobita, K. Tani, Y. Kusama, T. Nishitani, Y. Ikeda, Y. Neyatani, S. V. Konovalov, M. Kikuchi, Y. Koide, K. Hamamatsu, H. Takeuchi, T. Fujii

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Experiments have been carried out in JT-60U to verify the modelling of fast ion ripple transport. The ripple induced loss was estimated from the neutron decay following neutral beam pulse injection and the loss related heat load on the first wall. Comparison of the lost fraction and the hot spot positions between measurements and orbit following Monte Carlo calculations exhibited good agreement, indicating that the ripple transport governing fast ion losses is explained within the framework of existing theory. Neutral beam heating experiments in JT-60U also indicate that H modes free of ELMs are still obtainable for ripple amplitudes of up to 2.2%.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberI20
Pages (from-to)1585-1591
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1995


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