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Injection of impurity pellets has been shown to be a successful method of reducing thermal and mechanical loads during disruptions. The evolution of the quenching plasma after pellet injection in ASDEX Upgrade is described and the requirements of such a method for mitigating disruptions in future devices are discussed.

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Authors: PAUTASSO G ET AL, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nuclear Fusion, Vol. 36 (1996) No. 10, pp. 1291-1297
Record Number: 199611545 / Last updated on: 1997-01-27
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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