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Most challenging issues, as regards power exhaust, are the conception and the realisation of a plasma facing component scheme (PFC) able to tackle the large amount of power steadily and to resist off-normal aggressions. Not only do PFCs have a key role for power removal but also particle exhaust requirements have to be incorporated from the beginning for the purpose of helium removal and also for plasma density control or current profile control.
An overview has been compiled of the results obtained between 1990 and 1994 on Tore Supra with the first generation of PFCs.

A further overview is given of the work carried to contribute improving plasma facing components and processes, initially in the perspective of NET, and presently ITER. Progress in material and processes, accomplished in this area is also considered for building new components for Tore Supra.

Additional information

Authors: EQUIPE TORE SUPRA, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EUR-CEA-FC-1549 EN (1995) 47pp.
Availability: Available from Association Euratom-CEA, CEN Cadarache, 13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Record Number: 199610251 / Last updated on: 1996-03-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en