Effect of plasma response on the fast ion losses due to ELM control coils in ITER

Jari Varje, Otto Asunta, Mario Cavinato, Mario Gagliardi, Eero Hirvijoki, Tuomas Koskela, Taina Kurki-Suonio, Yueqiang Liu, Vassili Parail, Gabriella Saibene, Seppo Sipilä, Antti Snicker, Konsta Särkimäki, Simppa Äkäslompolo

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Mitigating edge localized modes (ELMs) with resonant magnetic perturbations (RMPs) can increase energetic particle losses and resulting wall loads, which have previously been studied in the vacuum approximation. This paper presents recent results of fusion alpha and NBI ion losses in the ITER baseline scenario modelled with the Monte Carlo orbit following code ASCOT in a realistic magnetic field including the effect of the plasma response. The response was found to reduce alpha particle losses but increase NBI losses, with up to 4.2% of the injected power being lost. Additionally, some of the load in the divertor was found to be shifted away from the target plates toward the divertor dome.

Original languageEnglish
Article number046014
Pages (from-to)1-7
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • edge localized modes
  • fast ions
  • ITER
  • plasma response


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