Controlled irradiation of CFC samples in the scrape-off layer of Tore Supra
The first experiments with a mobile sample holder in Tore Supra are described. It exposes 10 CFC samples to direct irradiation by the scrape-off layer plasma. The plasma parameters are measured simultaneously by two Langmuir probes, and the temperature of the samples by embedded thermocouples. The cumulated irradiation dose during the first brief campaign was enough to exceed the classical saturation of the ion stopping zone, as verified by thermodesorption spectroscopy and nuclear reaction analysis. Scanning electron microscopy of some of the samples was performed before and after irradiation in order to investigate the evolution of the surface structure due to ion bombardment.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vol. 337-339 (2005), p. 644-648
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Record Number: 200518055 / Last updated on: 2005-04-06
Original language: en
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