An international pellet ablation database

L.R. Baylor, A. Geraud, W.A. Houlberg, D. Frigione, M. Gadeberg, T.C. Jernigan, J. De Kloe, P. Kupschus, B.V. Kuteev, P. Lang, A.A.M. Oomens, A.L. Qualls, K.N. Sato, G.L. Schmidt

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The contents are described of an international pellet ablation database (IPADBASE) that has been assembled to enable studies of pellet ablation theories that are used to describe the physics of an ablating fuel pellet in a tokamak plasma. The database represents an international effort to assemble data from several tokamaks of different magnetic configurations and auxiliary heating methods. In the initial configuration, data from JET, Tore Supra, DIII-D, FTU, TFTR, ASDEX Upgrade, JIPP T-IIU, RTP and T-10 have been included. The database contains details of measurements of deuterium and hydrogen pellet ablation, including pellet mass and speed, plasma electron density and temperature profiles, and pellet ablation light emission. A summary of the database contents and a scaling analysis of the data are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445 - 450
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Baylor, L. R., Geraud, A., Houlberg, W. A., Frigione, D., Gadeberg, M., Jernigan, T. C., ... Schmidt, G. L. (1997). An international pellet ablation database. Nuclear Fusion, 37(4), 445 - 450.