Comparison of dust transport modelling codes in a tokamak plasma

Andrea Uccello, Gabriele Gervasini, Francesco Ghezzi, Enzo Lazzaro, Minas Bacharis, Joanne Flanagan, Guy Matthews, Aaro Järvinen, Marco Sertoli

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Since the installation on the Joint European Torus of the ITER-like Wall (ILW), intense radiation spikes have been observed, especially in the discharges following a disruption, and have been associated with possible sudden injection of tungsten (W) impurities consequent to full ablation of W dust particles. The problem of dust production, mobilization, and interaction both with the plasma and the vessel tiles is therefore of great concern and requires the setting up of dedicated and validated numerical modeling tools. Among these, a useful role is played by the dust trajectory calculators, which can present in a relatively clear way the qualitative and quantitative description of the mobilization and fate of selected bunches of dust grains.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102506
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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