EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 277, 202321st Joint Workshop on Electron Cyclotron Emission and Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating (EC21)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||23 February 2023|
ECH and ECCD modelling studies for DTT
Institute for Plasma Science and Technology – CNR, via Cozzi 53, 20125 Milano, Italy
2 EDP ENEA, Fusion and Nuclear Safety Department, C. R. Frascati, via E. Fermi 45 00044, Frascati, Italy
3 DTT S.c. a r.l., C. R. Frascati, via E. Fermi 45 00044, Frascati, Italy
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Published online: 23 February 2023
In this work the Electron Cyclotron (EC) physics performances of the EC system foreseen for the new Divertor Tokamak Test facility (DTT) are investigated using the beam tracing code GRAY on the flat top phase of the most recent DTT full power scenario. The whole core plasma region can be reached by EC beams with complete absorption, assuring bulk heating and core current drive (CD) for profile tailoring, and NTM mitigation in correspondence of the rational surfaces. A detailed analysis regarding modifications of the EC propagation, absorption and CD location due to density fluctuations caused by pellet injection is performed. The compatibility between the EC system and the pellet injection system is verified: the density variations due to pellet injection are foreseen to negligibly influence the EC performances, allowing the EC beams to reach the plasma central region for bulk heating and to drive current on the rational surfaces for NTM mitigation. Finally, the polarization variations originated by the angle steering foreseen for the operational and physics tasks accomplishment during the flat top phase of the discharge are assessed. Negligible power losses have been found keeping fixed polarization during the needed steering.
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