Requirements and modelling of fast particle injection in RFX-mod tokamak plasmas

M. Vallar, J.F. Artaud, T. Bolzonella, H. Sakakita, M. Valisa, P. Vincenzi

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The planned upgrade of the RFX-mod device is a good opportunity to widen the operational space of the machine, in both RFP and tokamak configurations. Installation of a power neutral beam injector is also envisaged and a NB system compatible with RFX-mod, formerly installed in TPE-RX, is already available on site. In this work, the METIS simulator is used to study the feasibility of TPE-RX injector integration in RFX-mod circular tokamak plasmas. METIS code allows the simulation of a full tokamak discharge, with the addition of the neutral beam injection (NBI) which, in METIS, is described by a decay equation applied in a simplified geometry and an analytical solution of the Fokker–Planck equation. In this work, RFX-mod scenarios with NBI have been studied, with careful attention to the beam absorption and plasma response to the additional heating.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349 - 352
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Vallar, M., Artaud, J. F., Bolzonella, T., Sakakita, H., Valisa, M., & Vincenzi, P. (2017). Requirements and modelling of fast particle injection in RFX-mod tokamak plasmas. Fusion Engineering and Design, 123, 349 - 352.