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Abstract

The need for sufficient power and particle exhaust is common to all magnetic confinement concepts. For the new stellarator W7-X, making use of the intrinsic island structure at the edge, an island divertor is planned. The concept of the W7-X island divertor (as a prototype of general island divertors) and its specific design criteria will be presented. A comparison of the basic physics guidelines for divertor design with axisymmetric divertors (specifically with the ASDEX-Upgrade Div-II configuration) will be made. The common elements (general scrape-off layer physics due to the dominant parallel transport and atomic physics effects through neutrals) and possible differences (three-dimensional effects, differences in field-line geometries, additional flexibility through divertor coils, possible ergodicity in some configurations, core baffling of neutrals) will be discussed.

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Authors: SCHNEIDER R, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Greifswald (DE);RENNER H, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Greifswald (DE);BONNIN X, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Greifswald (DE);COSTER D, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Garching (DE);NEUHAUSER J, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Garching (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 44 (June 2002), pp. 665-672
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Record Number: 200215059 / Last updated on: 2002-08-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
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