Vertical pellet injection in FTU discharges

E. Giovannozzi, S.V. Annibaldi, P. Buratti, B. Esposito, D. Frigione, L. Garzotti, S. Martini, M. Marinucci, D. Marocco, C. Mazzotta, G. Monari, M. Romanelli, P. Smeulders, D. Terranova, O. Tudisco

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Central fuelling and pellet enhanced performance modes have been obtained with pellets injected vertically from the high field side on the FTU tokamak. Four phases have been recognized: ablation of the pellets, drifting plasmoids, MHD modes which take the density to the centre of the discharge and finally an anomalous drift which further increases the density peaking. Pellet ablation data have been compared with values from a pellet ablation and deposition code. Comparison between 0.8 and 1.1 MA discharges at a high magnetic field (B T = 7 T) has been carried out: a higher performance has been obtained with the latter due to the higher target density and the larger inversion radius which would increase the effects of m = 1 modes to take the density to the plasma centre. © 2005 IAEA, Vienna.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399 - 404
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Giovannozzi, E., Annibaldi, S. V., Buratti, P., Esposito, B., Frigione, D., Garzotti, L., ... Tudisco, O. (2005). Vertical pellet injection in FTU discharges. Nuclear Fusion, 45(5), 399 - 404.