TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF THE JOINT JET - ISX-B BERYLLIUM LIMITER EXPERIMENT
An experiment has been performed on the Impurity Study Experiment (ISX-B) tokamak to test beryllium as a limiter material. Beryllium is an attractive candidate for a limiter and has been proposed for use in the Joint European Torus (JET) experiment. A temperature controlled, segmented, beryllium top rail limiter was located inside the plasma radius described by the existing titanium limiters. An extended set of diagnostics was added for measurement of scrape-off and limiter parameters. These included visible and infrared monitoring systems, probes, and surface analysis experiments. Tokamak experiments included parameter surveys of both ohmically heated and neutral-beam-heated plasmas and an extended fluence test of the limiter. The most significant effect of operation with a beryllium limiter was the reduction in low-Z impurities caused by gettering action of beryllium deposited on the liner walls. The experiment required the design and implementation of contamination control apparatus and work procedures to prevent the accidental dispersion of beryllium dust.
Bibliographic Reference: J. VAC. SCI. TECHNOL. A, VOL. 3 (1985), NO. 3, PP. 1100-1104
Record Number: 1989124050300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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