Bolometry for divertor characterization and control

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Operation of the divertor will provide one of the greatest challenges for ITER. Up to 400 MW of power is expected to be produced in the core plasma which must then be handled by plasma facing components. Power flowing across the separatrix and into the scrape-off-layer (SOL) can lead to a heat flux in the divertor of 30 MW/m{sup 2} if nothing is done to dissipate the power. This peak heat flux must be reduced to 5 MW/m{sup 2} for an acceptable engineering design. The current plan is to use impurity radiation and other atomic processes from intrinsic or injected ... continued below

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Leonard, A.W.; Goetz, J.; Fuchs, C.; Marashek, M.; Mast, F. & Reichle, R. October 1, 1995.

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Operation of the divertor will provide one of the greatest challenges for ITER. Up to 400 MW of power is expected to be produced in the core plasma which must then be handled by plasma facing components. Power flowing across the separatrix and into the scrape-off-layer (SOL) can lead to a heat flux in the divertor of 30 MW/m{sup 2} if nothing is done to dissipate the power. This peak heat flux must be reduced to 5 MW/m{sup 2} for an acceptable engineering design. The current plan is to use impurity radiation and other atomic processes from intrinsic or injected impurities to spread out the power onto the first wall and divertor chamber walls. It is estimated that 300 MW of radiation in the divertor and SOL will be necessary to achieve this solution. Measurement of the magnitude and distribution of this radiated power with bolometry will be important for understanding and controlling the nER divertor. Present experiments have shown intense regions of radiation both in the divertor near the separatrix and in the X-point region. The task of a divertor bolometer system will be to measure the distribution and magnitude of this radiation. First, radiation measurements can be used for machine protection. Intense divertor radiation will heat plasma facing surfaces that are not in direct view of temperature monitors. Measurement of the radiation distribution will provide information about the power flux to these components. Secondly, a bolometer diagnostic is a basic tool for divertor characterization and understanding. Radiation measurements are important for power accounting, as a cross check for other power diagnostics, and gross characterisation of the plasma behavior. A divertor bolometer system can provide a 2-D measurement of the radiation profile for comparison with theory and modeling. Finally a bolometer system can provide realtime signals for control of the divertor operation.

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  • International workshop on diagnostics for ITER, Varenna (Italy), 28 Aug - 1 Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE96004947
  • Report No.: GA-A--22138
  • Report No.: CONF-950848--5
  • Grant Number: AC03-89ER51114
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 199208
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc664184

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Leonard, A.W.; Goetz, J.; Fuchs, C.; Marashek, M.; Mast, F. & Reichle, R. Bolometry for divertor characterization and control, article, October 1, 1995; San Diego, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc664184/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.