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Analysis based on the particle conservation law has been carried out to observe the global fuelling process in tokamak discharges. The response of the net recycling flux from the first wall is investigated in TEXTOR, using calibrated signals of the gas feed rate, the neutral gas pressure in the vessel, the total amount of electrons, and the particle removal rates by the ALT-II belt-pump limiter and by a main pump unit. Net absorption (pumping) of hydrogen by the wall is observed for almost all tokamak discharges since a new wall conditioning technique called siliconisation is employed. The net absorption or fuelling can be interpreted in terms of the particle-induced desorption effect, with depth profile taken into consideration.

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Authors: BANNO T, University of Tokyo, Department of Applied Physics (JP);NODA N, National Institute for Fusion Science (JP);FINKEN K H, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (KFA) (DE);WINTER J, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (KFA) (DE);ALT-II TEAM, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (KFA) (DE);TEXTOR TEAM, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (KFA) (DE);GRAY D S, University of California, Los Angeles (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vols. 220-222 (1995) pp. 478-482
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