Technical aspects of impurity control at JET : Status and future plansFunded under: FP2-FUSION 10C
The salient feature of 1989-1990 operation of JET has been the use of beryllium as a first wall material. Technical and safety aspects of JET operation with beryllium are described. The use of beryllium has substantially improved the plasma purity and, as a consequence, a record fusion product n(D)T(i)tor(E) of 9 x 1.0 E20 s.keV/m3 has been achieved. Impurity influxes, however, prevent the achievement of higher plasma parameters and steady state conditions. A new divertor configuration has been proposed for JET with a view to studying impurity control, fuelling and exhaust, in conditions relevant for the next generation of machines. The latest design features a multi-coil configuration which gives substantive operational flexibility. A technical description of the major components of the divertor including the internal coils, the target plates and the pumping and fuelling systems is given.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(90)70 EN (1990) 10 pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 199110569 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en