Deuterium Inventory in Tore Supra (DITS): 2nd post-mortem analysis campaign and fuel retention in the gaps

T. Dittmar, E. Tsitrone, B. Pégourié (Corresponding Author), I. Cadez, P. Pelicon, E. Gauthier, P. Languille, Jari Likonen, A. Litnovsky, S. Markelj, C. Martin, M. Mayer, J.-Y. Pascal, C. Pardanaud, V. Phillipps, J. Roth, P. Roubin, P. Vavpetic

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    A dedicated study on fuel retention has been launched in Tore Supra, which includes a D wall-loading campaign and the dismantling of the main limiter (Deuterium Inventory in Tore Supra, DITS project). This paper presents new results from a second post-mortem analysis campaign on 40 tiles with special emphasis on the D retention in the gaps. SIMS analysis reveals that only 1/3 of the thickness of deposits in the plasma shadowed zones are due to the DITS wall-loading campaign. As pre-DITS deposits contain less D than DITS deposits, the contribution of DITS to the D inventory is about 30–50%. The new estimate for the total amount of D retained in the Tore Supra limiter is 1.7 × 1024 atoms, close to the previous estimate, with the gap surfaces contributing about 33%. NRA measurements show a stepped decrease of D along the gap with strong asymmetries between different gap orientations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)S757-S760
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    Event19th International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices, PSI-19 - San Diego, United States
    Duration: 24 May 201028 May 2010


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