Evaluation of the growth of carbonaceous deposit in steady state Tore Supra using infrared thermography
Growth of carbonaceous deposits (layers, flakes) on the plasma facing components (PFC) of tokamaks is under intense scrutiny, as they are prime candidates to explain the significant deuterium retention evidenced in current machines [1,2]. The deposits are observed during in vessel inspections, but also with the infrared imaging system monitoring the surface temperature of armour elements during plasma discharges. Indeed, the measured temperature is not the actual tiles temperature, but to the deposited layer on the surface. This complicates the interpretation of the surface temperature for safety as these layers, with degraded thermal properties, can reach very high temperature, above the safety limit established for the PFCs, while the tile underneath remains in a reasonable range. On the other hand, this offers the opportunity to study quantitatively the deposit apparition and growth.
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: 31st 4th IAEA TM on SSO of Magnetic Fusion Devices Organised by: Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching (DE) Held at: Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (IN)
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Record Number: 200517974 / Last updated on: 2005-03-08
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