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Test limiters made from graphite and boron-doped graphite have been exposed in TEXTOR to high heat loads up to about 30 MW/m2. Maximum surface temperatures up to 3000 C have been reached. Boron sublimes thermally from the boron-doped graphite, exceeding the boron sputter-fluxes at about 2000 C. At the same temperature the carbon release increases sharply. The carbon release from the pure graphite shows no measurable increase up to surface temperatures of about 2200 C and then increases steeply. The results are compared with the expected carbon and boron release by physical sputtering, radiation enhanced sublimation and normal thermal sublimation.

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Authors: PHILIPPS V ET AL., Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institut für Plasmaphysik (DE);LINKE J, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institut für Reaktorwerkstoffe (DE);WALLURA E, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institut für Reaktorwerkstoffe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vol. 196-198 (1992) pp. 1106-1111
Record Number: 199310384 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en