Overview of LH experiments in JET with an ITER-like wall

K.K. Kirov, Y. Baranov, E. Barbato, M. Brix, G. Corrigan, A. Ekedahl, M. Goniche, J. Mailloux, V. Petrzilka, F. Rimini, M. Stamp

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An overview of the recent results of Lower Hybrid (LH) experiments at JET with the ITER-like wall (ILW) is presented. Topics relevant to LH wave coupling are addressed as well as issues related to ILW and LH system protections. LH wave coupling was studied in conditions determined by ILW recycling and operational constraints. It was concluded that LH wave coupling was not significantly affected and the pre-ILW performance could be recovered after optimising the launcher position and local gas puffing. SOL density measurements were performed using a Li-beam diagnostic. Dependencies on the D2 injection rate from the dedicated gas valve, the LH power and the LH launcher position were analysed. SOL density modifications due to LH were modelled by the EDGE2D code assuming SOL heating by collisional dissipation of the LH wave and/or possible ExB drifts in the SOL. The simulations matched reasonably well the measured SOL profiles. Observations of arcs and hotspots with visible and IR cameras viewing the LH launcher are presented. © 2014 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event20th Topical Conference on Radiofrequency Power in Plasmas - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …


Conference20th Topical Conference on Radiofrequency Power in Plasmas
Period1/1/14 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Kirov, K. K., Baranov, Y., Barbato, E., Brix, M., Corrigan, G., Ekedahl, A., ... Stamp, M. (2014). Overview of LH experiments in JET with an ITER-like wall. Paper presented at 20th Topical Conference on Radiofrequency Power in Plasmas, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4864570