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Title: Modelling of edge localised modes and edge localised mode control [Modelling of ELMs and ELM control]

Edge Localised Modes (ELMs) in ITER Q = 10 H-mode plasmas are likely to lead to large transient heat loads to the divertor. In order to avoid an ELM induced reduction of the divertor lifetime, the large ELM energy losses need to be controlled. In ITER, ELM control is foreseen using magnetic field perturbations created by in-vessel coils and the injection of small D2 pellets. ITER plasmas are characterised by low collisionality at a high density (high fraction of the Greenwald density limit). These parameters cannot simultaneously be achieved in current experiments. Thus, the extrapolation of the ELM properties and the requirements for ELM control in ITER relies on the development of validated physics models and numerical simulations. Here, we describe the modelling of ELMs and ELM control methods in ITER. The aim of this paper is not a complete review on the subject of ELM and ELM control modelling but rather to describe the current status and discuss open issues.
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  1. ITER Organization, St. Paul Lez Durance (France)
  2. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
  3. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
  4. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Lab. for Nuclear Science
  5. Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Inst. for Fusion Studies
  6. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  7. Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
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Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X; PHPAEN
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States