17-21 July 2017
Santiago de Compostela, Facultade de Química
Europe/Madrid timezone

New insights into plasma physics in the stellarator TJ-II using pellet injection

18 Jul 2017, 16:20
Aula Química Analítica (Facultad de Química (USC))

Aula Química Analítica

Facultad de Química (USC)

Oral parallel contribution Plasma Physics Plasma Physics I


Dr. Kieran Joseph McCarthy (Ciemat)


Pellet injection systems have recently been installed on the stellarator TJ-II. These systems allow controlled amounts of plasma fuel (hydrogen) or impurity elements (TESPEL) to be injected into the hot magnetically confined plasmas created in this heliac device. This has opened the way to new research areas in this machine. For example, core fuelling efficiency, pellet ablation and fuel deposition, as well as plasma reaction and reorganization to an instantaneous cooling and the subsequent increase in electron density. In addition, the TJ-II system also allows benchmarking of simulation codes for pellet ablation and deposition which will provide valuable input for future experiments on the recently commissioned large stellarator, the W7-X located in Greifswald, Germany.

Primary author

Dr. Kieran Joseph McCarthy (Ciemat)


Dr. Alexander Melnikov (‘Kurchatov Institute’, Moscow,) Mr. Alfonso Soleto (Ciemat) Ms. Ana Belen Portas (Ciemat) Mr. Davide Silvagni (Universidad carlos III de Madrid) Dr. Galyna Deshko (NSC KIPT, Kharkov) Mr. Gregorio Martin (Ciemat) Dr. Jose Luis Velasco (Ciemat) Dr. Jose Luis de Pablos (Ciemat) Mr. Julio Hernandez Sanchez (Ciemat) Mr. Justo Lopez (Ciemat) Dr. Lyudmyla Krupnik (NSC KIPT, Kharkov) Mr. Miguel Navarro (Ciemat) Dr. Naoki Tamura (National Institute for Fusion Science) Ms. Nerea Panadero (Ciemat) Dr. Oleksandr Chmyga (NSC KIPT, Kharkov) Dr. Oleksandr Komarov (NSC KIPT, Kharkov, Ukraine) Dr. Oleksandr Kozachek (NSC KIPT, Kharkov, Ukraine) Dr. Oleksandr Zhezhera (NSC KIPT, Kharkov) Mr. Raul García (Ciemat) Dr. Sergey Khrebtov (NSC KIPT, Kharkov, Ukraine) Mr. Stephen Combs (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Dr. Vitaly Zenin (‘Kurchatov Institute’, Moscow,)

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