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H-mode Transition and Pedestal Studies in Fusion Plasmas

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Scientific discussion meeting oganised by Professor Eun-Jin Kim and Dr Yasmin Andrew.

Tokamak à Configuration Variable, TCV, Swiss Plasma Centre, EPFL. Credits: A. Herzog

Understanding the high confinement (H-mode) transition and the plasma pedestal remain critical topics for the successful operation of future magnetic fusion devices. This meeting will provide a valuable opportunity for focused discussions on the cross-machine approach (experimentally and theoretically) to further our understanding of H-mode access and exit, providing a forum for the exchange of specialist knowledge and co-operation.

Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.

Attending the event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend
  • Advance registration essential
  • Live subtitles will be available

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team.

Schedule of talks

17 January

Session 1 07:00-12:15

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07:00-07:45 Title to be confirmed

Professor TS Hahm, Seoul National University, South Korea

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07:45-08:30 Title to be confirmed


09:00-09:45 Title to be confirmed

09:45-10:30 Dynamical properties of the radial electric field at the tokamak plasma edge

Dr Yanick Sarazin, CEA, IRFM, France

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10:30-11:15 Title to be confirmed

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12:15 Poster session

18 January

Session 2 14:30-19:30

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14:30-15:15 Hidden variables in the L2H transition and the impact of the Scrape-Off-Layer

Dr Hendrik Meyer, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, D3 Culham Science Centre, UK

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15:15-16:00 Transitions and Pedestals in the I-mode confinement regime

Dr Amanda Hubbard, MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, USA

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16:00-16:45 Title to be confirmed

Professor Patrick H Diamond, University of California, San Diego, USA

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16:45-17:15 Break

17:15-18:00 Title to be confirmed

18:00-18:45 Title to be confirmed

18:45-19:30 Improving H-mode access in ITER: connecting 'microscopic' L-H Transition Physics to the power threshold scaling

Dr Lothar Schmitz, University of California Los Angeles, USA

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19 January

Session 3 09:00-13:30

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09:00-09:45 Title to be confirmed

Professor Elisabeth Wolfrum, Max Planck Institute for Plasmaphysics, Germany

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09:45-10:30 Influence of the plasma configuration on the L-H transition in TCV

Dr Yves Martin, EPFL - Swiss Plasma Center, Switzerland

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10:30-11:15 Title to be confirmed

11:15-11:45 Break

11:45-12:30 Access to the High Confinement Mode on ST40

Dr Yasmin Andrew, Imperial College London, UK

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12:30-13:15 Title to be confirmed

13:15-13:30 Closing remarks

H-mode Transition and Pedestal Studies in Fusion Plasmas

17 – 19 January 2022

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