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Abstract

JET has operated initially with graphite limiters, and Inconel walls. An inspection after twelve months of operation showed damage to the inner wall, mainly due to runaway electrons. About 1 kg of Inconel was melted. To inhibit this source of metal contamination of the plasma (metal droplets were deposited on the limiters) 20 m**2 of graphite tiles were installed at the inner wall. They will also act as protection against beam shine through as soon as neutral injection becomes available. This paper describes the wall damage observed, the design and operational limits of the graphite protection, and discusses the future plans.

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Authors: DIETZ K J, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON (UK);SONNENBERG K, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON (UK);DEKSNIS E, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON (UK);SHAW R JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON (UK), JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO THE PUBLICATIONS OFFICER, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON, OX14 3EA (UK), MENTIONING REPORT JET-P(85)16, 1985
Record Number: 1989124130800 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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