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Abstract

The large present day tokamaks, i.e. JET, TFTR, JT-60, DIII-D and Tore Supra, are machines capable of sustaining plasma currents of several million amperes. Pulse durations range from a few seconds up to a minute. These large machines have been in operation for several years and a lot of experience has been gained regarding materials for plasma facing components. Bare and coated metals, bare and coated graphites and beryllium are used for walls, limiters and divertors. High heat flux components are mainly radiation cooled, but stationary cooling for long pulse duration is also employed. This paper summarises the experience gained in the large machines with respect to material selection, component design, problem areas and plasma performance.

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Authors: DIETZ K J, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB);CHAPPUIS P, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);HORIIKE H, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Naka-gun, Ibaraki (JP);JACKSON G L, General Atomics, San Diego (US);ULRICKSON M, Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(91)11 EN (1991) 43 pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 199111629 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en