Operational Impact on the JET ITER-like Wall in-vessel Components

Operational Impact on the JET ITER-like Wall in-vessel Components

Operational Impact on the JET ITER-like Wall in-vessel Components 150 150 Mathew

Operational Impact on the JET ITER-like Wall in-vessel Components

The JET ITER-like Wall (ILW) provides the same plasma facing component configuration as ITER during its active phase: beryllium in the main chamber and tungsten in the divertor. Moving from a carbon-based wall to an all metal wall requires some operational adjustment. The reduction in radiation at the plasma edge and in the divertor can lead to high power loads on the plasma facing components both in steady state and in transients and requires the development of radiative scenarios and the use of massive gas injection to mitigate disruptions. These tools are even more important now because an all metal wall is much less forgiving to thermal overloading the carbon based wall used to be. Here the impact of the first 11 months of operation on the ILW plasma facing components is discussed.

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07/10/2014