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First mirrors for diagnostic systems of ITER

Funded under: FP7-EURATOM


The majority of optical diagnostics presently foreseen for ITER will implement in-vessel metallic mirrors as plasma-viewing components. Mirrors are used for the observation of the plasma radiation in a very wide wavelength range: from about 1 nm up to a few mm. In the hostile ITER environment, mirrors are subject to erosion, deposition, particle implantation and other adverse effects which will change their optical properties, affecting the entire performance of the respective diagnostic systems. The Specialists Working Group (SWG) on first mirrors was established under the wings of the International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA) Topical Group (TG) on Diagnostics to coordinate and guide the investigations on diagnostic mirrors towards the development of optimal, robust and durable solutions for ITER diagnostic systems. The results of tests of various ITER-candidate mirror materials, performed in Tore-Supra, TEXTOR, DIII-D, TCV, T-10, TRIAM-1M and LHD under various plasma conditions, as well as an overview of laboratory investigations of mirror performance and mirror cleaning techniques are presented in the paper. The current tasks in the R&D of diagnostic mirrors will be addressed.

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Authors: LITNOVSKY A, Institut für Plasmaphysik, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Association EURATOM/FZJ, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, Jülich (DE);VOITSENYA V S, IPP, NSC Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology, Kharkov (UA);COSTLEY A, ITER Cadarache Joint Work Site, St Paul-Les-Durance (FR);DONNÉ A J H, FOM Instituut voor Plasmafyisica Rijnhuizen, Euratom-FOM Association, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, Nieuwegein (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Nuclear Fusion 47 (2007), pp. 833-838
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