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The impact of fishbones on neutron rate in beam-heated plasmas in MAST

Cox, Sebastian Penleigh


A plasma instability has been associated with loss of fusion rate in tokamaks since the introduction of beam-heating in the 1980’s: the Fishbone. Losses of fusion rate on tokamaks during the heating phase present a significant obstacle in reaching the ignition condition required to harness nuclear fusion as a power source. If the conditions exacerbating fusion rate losses during these events can be understood, they can be mitigated. We examine a wide selection...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (MPhil)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e7ef8d0f2


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