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Application of particle collector scoops in front of the pumping ducts of axisymmetric divertor/magnetic limiter configurations is proposed. These scoops should enclose a significant fraction of the recycling particles. The resulting increase in neutral particle pressure in front of the pumping ducts leads to an improved exhaust efficiency. This permits an extension of the operational margin for density control. Alternatively, aiming at a prescribed exhaust flow in reactor-type devices such as INTOR, the pumping ducts could be reduced in aperture, leaving valuable space for other components. The lay-out of the proposed scheme depends on the heat load on the leading edge in front of the scoop and on the deflector plate in front of the pumping ducts.

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Authors: CONN R W, University of California, Los Angeles (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Fusion Engineering and Design, Vol.6(1988) pp.137-141
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