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High Resolution Probe (HRP) for Filament Transport and current density study at the edge region of W7-X

Spolaore M.; Agostinetti P.; Killer C.; Moresco M.; Brombin M.; Cavazzana R.; Ghiraldelli R.; Grenfell G.; Grulke O.; Knieps A.; Lazerson S.A.; Martines E.; Neubauer O.; Nicolai D.; Satheeswaran G.; Schweer B.; Vianello N.; Visentin M.; W7-X Team

Conference: Workshop on Electric Fields, Turbulence and Self-Organization Magentized Plasmas (EFTSOMP 2019), , Padova, Italy , 15-16 July 2019 Year: 2019
ISTP Authors:
Raffaele Ghiraldelli
Nicola Vianello
Monica Spolaore
Piero Agostinetti
Matteo Brombin

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For the study of electrostatic and magnetic properties of filaments characterizing the edge regionof the stellarator experiment W7-X, a specifically designed insertable probe head was constructedwithin the framework of EUROfusion WP.S1 work package in collaboration between Consorzio RFX,IPP Greifswald and FZJ Julich. The probe head, named High Resolution Probe (HRP), was conceived to be installed on the mid-plane multi-purpose fast reciprocating manipulator on W7-X.Electromagnetic filamentary turbulent structures are found to characterize the edge region of differ-ent magnetic configurations [M. Spolaore et al., PoP 2015] including Reversed Field Pinch, stellarator and tokamak, where strong currents are associated also to ELM filamentary structures. The studyof those phenomena in W7-X stellarator is of particular interest as the electromagnetic features offilaments are expected to become more relevant with the increase of the local plasma beta. In partic-ular the aim is to provide information about the presence and the features of parallel current density associated to filamentary turbulent or ELM-like structures. Furthermore, the possibility to measure the time evolution of the flow radial profiles using the Mach probe array was considered as a further interesting part of the study, given the strong interplay expected between the turbulent fluctuationand the average flows. Further important information provided is the radial propagation of turbulent flux.The contribution will present the design development, the R&D studies and the applied solutions for the sensors embedded in the probe head. In particular, the presence of 140 GHz ECRH plasma environment represents one of the main challenges for reliable magnetic fluctuation. First measurements were performed during the W7-X experimental campaign OP1.2b, where in particular the probe was exploring different magnetic configurations. The respective features of the electromagnetic turbulence will be compared.measurements

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TITLE Implementation of activities described in the Roadmap to Fusion during Horizon 2020 through a Joint programme of the members of the EUROfusion consortium