The development of safe high current operation in JET-ILW

Fernanda G. Rimini, Diogo Alves, Gilles Arnoux, Matteo Baruzzo, Eva Belonohy, Ivo Carvalho, Robert Felton, Emmanuel Joffrin, Peter Lomas, Paul McCullen, Andre Neto, Isabel Nunes, Cedric Reux, Adam Stephen, Daniel Valcarcel, Sven Wiesen

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The JET tokamak is unique amongst present fusion devices in its capability to operate at high plasma current, providing the closest plasma parameters to ITER. The physics benefits of high current operation have to be balanced against the risks to the integrity of the machine due to high force disruptions. The installation of the ITER-Like Wall (ILW) has added risks due to the thermal characteristics of the metal Plasma Facing Components. This paper describes the operational aspects of the scientific development of high current H-mode plasmas with the ILW, focusing on disruption prediction, avoidance and amelioration. The development yielded baseline H-mode plasmas up to 4 MA/3.74 T, comparable to the maximum current achieved in JET in Carbon-Wall (CFC) conditions with similar divertor geometry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165 - 170
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Rimini, F. G., Alves, D., Arnoux, G., Baruzzo, M., Belonohy, E., Carvalho, I., Felton, R., Joffrin, E., Lomas, P., McCullen, P., Neto, A., Nunes, I., Reux, C., Stephen, A., Valcarcel, D., & Wiesen, S. (2015). The development of safe high current operation in JET-ILW. Fusion Engineering and Design, 96-97, 165 - 170.