Effect of plasma response on the fast ion losses due to ELM control coils in ITER
Journal article, 2016

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.

edge localized modes



plasma response

fast ions


J. Varje

Aalto University

O. Asunta

Aalto University

Tokamak Energy Ltd

M. Cavinato

Fusion for Energy

M. Gagliardi

Fusion for Energy

Eero Hirvijoki

Chalmers, Physics, Subatomic and Plasma Physics

T. Koskela

Aalto University

Taina Kurki-Suonio

Chalmers, Physics, Subatomic and Plasma Physics

Yueqiang Liu

Culham Science Centre

V. Parail

Culham Science Centre

G. Saibene

Fusion for Energy

S. Sipila

Aalto University

A. Snicker

Aalto University

Max Planck Society

K. Sarkimaki

Aalto University

S. Akaslompolo

Aalto University

Nuclear Fusion

0029-5515 (ISSN)

Vol. 56 4

Subject Categories

Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics



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