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Abstract

Graphite has been chosen because of low Z and good thermal behaviour. Design parameters are: a set of 8 x 8 cm**2, 1 cm thick graphite tiles mechanically assembled on a water cooled copper and stainless steel structure to form 80 x 32 x 2.5 cm**3 shields. At a maximum power density of 2-4 kW/cm**2 the surface temperature rise is around 450-900 degrees C after 0.1 s. With a repetition rate of 2-4 minutes, the average power is less than 150 W per tile. A simple plane contact, with screws exerting a force of 100-200 kg on 2 cm**2, gives a thermal conductance of about 2 W/degrees C per tile, which implies a cool down time constant of about 5 minutes. Radiation losses are still low enough for calorimetric energy measurements. These figures were obtained by testing a 4-tile prototype under real beam conditions. Moreover, impurity yield and outgassing have also been investigated under real power density and geometry conditions, by intercepting with a movable graphite plate half of a neutral beam and looking for losses on the other half. Attenuation of the latter was less than 2%. With regard to the demands of future systems, the high power densities of this design cannot be extrapolated to long pulse operation. The surface temperature rise is the limiting factor.

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Authors: FOIS M CEA, DEPARTEMENT DE RECHERCHES SUR LA FUSION CONTROLE, FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES (FRANCE), CEA, DEPARTEMENT DE RECHERCHES SUR LA FUSION CONTROLE, FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES (FRANCE)
Bibliographic Reference: 4TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON HEATING IN TOROIDAL PLASMAS, ROMA (ITALY), MARCH 21-28, 1984 VOL. II, PP. 1378-1381 1478 P., VOL. I AND VOL. II, 1984 WRITE TO MONOTYPIA FRANCHI, ST. LUCIA - VIALE UMBRIA NO. 28, 06012 CITTA DI CASTELLO, PERUGIA (ITALY), PRI
Record Number: 1989124042800 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
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