Seeding of impurities in JET H-mode discharges to mitigate the impact of ELMs

S. Jachmich, G. Maddison, M.N.A. Beurskens, P. Dumortier, T. Eich, A. Messiaen, M.F.F. Nave, J. Ongena, J. Rapp, J. Strachan, M. Stamp, G. Telesca, B. Unterberg

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ELMy H-mode is one of the foreseen operational scenarios for ITER-FEAT. Good confinement and density is usually associated with Type I ELMs, which, however, will have a severe impact on the divertor target plates in ITER. At the JET-tokamak, impurities have been seeded into a variety of discharge configurations, by which the radiation level can be risen by a factor of 2. This delays the appearance of ELMs and reduces the power load onto the divertor target plates. In this paper, the influence of the impurities on the ELM behaviour and the plasma edge properties will be discussed. Several divertor diagnostics, such as electrical probes and infrared camera indicate a reduction of the heat power load at the inner divertor target tiles and a shrinking of the impact zone at the outer divertor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1879 - 1891
Number of pages13
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Jachmich, S., Maddison, G., Beurskens, M. N. A., Dumortier, P., Eich, T., Messiaen, A., ... Unterberg, B. (2002). Seeding of impurities in JET H-mode discharges to mitigate the impact of ELMs. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 44(9), 1879 - 1891.