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Abstract

The present inductive start-up scenarios for NET are, in broad outline, based upon a limiter configuration for the current initiation and ramp-up phases and a divertor configuration for the heating and burn phases. There have been extensive modelling studies of both the boundary plasma conditions and their impact upon impurity control in the burn-phase and these, when coupled to experience in relevant experiments such as JET, facilitate the identification of likely problems during start-up and transformer recharging. Present knowledge indicates that the inductive start-up scenario appears, with certain caveats, to be compatible with the requirements for impurity control. A particularly significant issue is likely to be the benefit of forming the divertor configuration as soon as possible during start-up. In addition, problems can arise if a limiter plate, constructed from low atomic number material, becomes contaminated with tungsten from the divertor target. In contrast, it seems likely that the transformer recharging scenario could present serious problems.

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Authors: HARRISON M F A CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK), CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO THE LIBRARIAN, UKAEA, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON OX14 3DB (UK), MENTIONING REPORT CLM-P 760, 1985
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