Observations Concerning the Injection of a Lithium Aerosol into the Edge of TFTR Discharges Metadata

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  • Main Title Observations Concerning the Injection of a Lithium Aerosol into the Edge of TFTR Discharges


  • Author: Mansfield, D.K.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Johnson, D.W.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Grek, B.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Kugel, H.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Bell, M.G.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: al, et
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (United States)


  • Name: Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory.
    Place of Publication: Princeton, New Jersey
    Additional Info: Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., NJ (United States)


  • Creation: 2000-12-13


  • English


  • Content Description: A new method of actively modifying the plasma-wall interaction was tested on the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor. A laser was used to introduce a directed lithium aerosol into the discharge scrape-off layer. The lithium introduced in this fashion ablated and migrated preferentially to the limiter contact points. This allowed the plasma-wall interaction to be influenced in situ and in real time by external means. Significant improvement in energy confinement and fusion neutron production rate as well as a reduction in the plasma Zeff have been documented in a neutral-beam-heated plasma. The introduction of a metallic aerosol into the plasma edge increased the internal inductance of the plasma column and also resulted in prompt heating of core electrons in Ohmic plasmas. Preliminary evidence also suggests that the introduction of an aerosol leads to both edge poloidal velocity shear and edge electric field shear.
  • Physical Description: 316 Kilobytes pages


  • Keyword: Aerosols
  • STI Subject Categories: 70 Plasma Physics And Fusion Technology
  • Keyword: Tftr Tokamak
  • Keyword: Inductance
  • Keyword: Neutrons
  • Keyword: Production
  • Keyword: Confinement
  • STI Subject Categories: 72 Physics Of Elementary Particles And Fields
  • Keyword: Lasers
  • Keyword: Lithium
  • Keyword: Plasma


  • Other Information: PBD: 13 Dec 2000


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: PPPL-3526
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/769316
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 769316
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc716589


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