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Overview of recent physics results from MAST

Kirk, A.; Adamek, J.; Akers, R.; Allan, S.; Appel, L.; Arese Lucini, F.; Barnes, M.; Barrett, T.; Ben Ayed, N.; Boeglin, W.; Bradley, J.; Browning, P.; Brunner, J.; Cahyna, P.; Carr, M.; Casson, F.; Cecconello, M.; Challis, C.; Chapman, I.; Chapman, S.; Conroy, S.; Conway, N.; Cooper, W.; Cox, M.; Crocker, N.; Crowley, B.; Cardnell, S.; Chorley, J.; Cunningham, G.; Danilov, A.; Darrow, D.; Dendy, R.; Dickinson, D.; Dorland, W.; Dudson, B.; Easy, L.; Elmore, S.; Evans, M.; Farley, T.; Fedorczak, N.; Field, A.; Fitzgerald, I.; Fox, M.; Freethy, S.; Garzotti, L.; Ghim, Y.; Gi, K.; Gorelenkova, M.; Gracias, W.; Gurl, C.; Guttenfelder, W.; Ham, C.; Harting, D.; Havlickova, E.; Hawkes, N.; Hender, T.; Henderson, S.; Hillesheim, J.; Hnat, B.; Horacek, J.; Howard, J.; Howell, D.; Dunai, D.; Fishpool, G.; Gibson, K.; Harrison, J.; Highcock, E.; Huang, B.; Inomoto, M.; Imazawa, R.; Jones, O.; Kadowaki, K.; Kaye, S.; Keeling, D.; Kocan, M.; Kogan, L.; Komm, M.; Lai, W.; Leddy, J.; Leggate, H.; Im...

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A. Kirk

J. Adamek

R. Akers

S. Allan

L. Appel

F. Arese Lucini

M. Barnes

T. Barrett

N. Ben Ayed

W. Boeglin

J. Bradley

P. Browning

J. Brunner

P. Cahyna

M. Carr

F. Casson

M. Cecconello

C. Challis

I. Chapman

S. Chapman

S. Conroy

N. Conway

W. Cooper

M. Cox

N. Crocker

B. Crowley

S. Cardnell

J. Chorley

G. Cunningham

A. Danilov

D. Darrow

R. Dendy

D. Dickinson

W. Dorland

B. Dudson

L. Easy

S. Elmore

M. Evans

T. Farley

N. Fedorczak

A. Field

I. Fitzgerald

M. Fox

S. Freethy

L. Garzotti

Y. Ghim

K. Gi

M. Gorelenkova

W. Gracias

C. Gurl

W. Guttenfelder

C. Ham

D. Harting

E. Havlickova

N. Hawkes

T. Hender

S. Henderson

J. Hillesheim

B. Hnat

J. Horacek

J. Howard

D. Howell

D. Dunai

G. Fishpool

K. Gibson

J. Harrison

E. Highcock

B. Huang

M. Inomoto

R. Imazawa

O. Jones

K. Kadowaki

S. Kaye

D. Keeling

M. Kocan

L. Kogan

M. Komm

W. Lai

J. Leddy

H. Leggate

K. Imada

I. Klimek

J. Hollocombe

B. Lipschultz

S. Lisgo

Y. Liu

B. Lloyd

B. Lomanowski

V. Lukin

G. Maddison

J. Madsen

J. Mailloux

R. Martin

G. McArdle

I. Lupelli

K. McClements

B. McMillan

A. Meakins

H. Meyer

C. Michael

F. Militello

J. Milnes

G. Motojima

D. Muir

G. Naylor

A. Nielsen

M. O'Brien

M. O'Mullane

J. Olsen

J. Omotani

Y. Ono

S. Pamela

A. Morris

T. O'Gorman

L. Pangione

F. Parra

A. Patel

W. Peebles

R. Perez

S. Pinches

L. Piron

M. Price

M. Reinke

P. Ricci

F. Riva

C. Roach

M. Romanelli

D. Ryan

S. Saarelma

A. Saveliev

R. Scannell

A. Schekochihin

S. Sharapov

V. Shevchenko

K. Shinohara

S. Silburn

J. Simpson

A. Stanier

J. Storrs

H. Summers

Y. Takase

P. Tamain

H. Tanabe

H. Tanaka

K. Tani

D. Taylor

D. Thomas

N. Thomas-Davies

A. Thornton

M. Turnyanskiy

M. Valovic

R. Vann

F. Van Wyk

N. Walkden

T. Watanabe

H. Wilson

M. Wischmeier

T. Yamada

J. Young

S. Zoletnik

the MAST Team

the EUROfusion MST1 Team


New results from MAST are presented that focus on validating models in order to extrapolate to future devices. Measurements during start-up experiments have shown how the bulk ion temperature rise scales with the square of the reconnecting field. During the current ramp up models are not able to correctly predict the current diffusion. Experiments have been performed looking at edge and core turbulence. At the edge detailed studies have revealed how filament characteristic are responsible for determining the near and far SOL density profiles. In the core the intrinsic rotation and electron scale turbulence have been measured. The role that the fast ion gradient has on redistributing fast ions through fishbone modes has led to a redesign of the neutral beam injector on MAST Upgrade. In H-mode the turbulence at the pedestal top has been shown to be consistent with being due to electron temperature gradient modes. A reconnection process appears to occur during ELMs and the number of filaments released determines the power profile at the divertor. Resonant magnetic perturbations can mitigate ELMs provided the edge peeling response is maximised and the core kink response minimised. The mitigation of intrinsic error fields with toroidal mode number n>1 has been shown to be important for plasma performance.


Kirk, A., Adamek, J., Akers, R., Allan, S., Appel, L., Arese Lucini, F., …Team, T. E. M. (2016). Overview of recent physics results from MAST. Nuclear Fusion, 57(10), Article 102007.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 10, 2017
Online Publication Date Jun 20, 2017
Publication Date Dec 1, 2016
Deposit Date Dec 4, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jun 20, 2018
Journal Nuclear Fusion
Print ISSN 0029-5515
Electronic ISSN 1741-4326
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 57
Issue 10
Article Number 102007
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Copyright Statement
This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article published in Nuclear Fusion. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at 10.1088/1741-4326/aa65e0

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