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At the start of the shutdown following the DTE1 experiment at JET there remained 6.2g of tritium in the JET vacuum vessel. An attempt has been made to establish the location of this tritium by measurement of components taken from the vessel. 2.0g of tritium was recovered by out-gassing and 1.5g was originally estimated for the flakes/deposits from measurement of collected flakes. Measurements on tiles removed from the vessel indicate that all the vessel tiles contain less tritium than expected at 0.1g. Some uncertainty exist in the location of the remaining tritium. Further investigation has shown that a significant quantity of flakes exists in te sub-divertor region. It is believed that the discrepancy between the tritium missing and that accounted for is present in the flakes in the sub-divertor region. However, until this material can be collected and quantified other possible sources cannot be excluded. The reasons for the formation of the flakes/deposits are discussed.

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Authors: PEACOCK A T, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon (GB);ANDREW P A, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon (GB);BRENNAN D, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon (GB);COAD J P, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon (GB);HEMMERICH H, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon (GB);KNIPE S, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon (GB);PICK M, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon (GB);PENZHORN R-D, Tritium Laboratory, FZK, Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(99)60, 10pp.
Availability: Available from the Librarian, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon (GB)
Record Number: 200011866 / Last updated on: 2000-03-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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