Investigation on the erosion/deposition processes in the ITER-like wall divertor at JET using glow discharge optical emission spectrometry technique

C. Ruset, E. Grigore, C. Luculescu, I. Tiseanu, J. Likonen, M. Mayer, M. Rubel, G.F. Matthews

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    As a complementary method to Rutherford back scattering (RBS), glow discharge optical emission spectrometry (GDOES) was used to investigate the depth profiles of W, Mo, Be, O and C concentrations into marker coatings (CFC/Mo/W/Mo/W) and the substrate of divertor tiles up to a depth of about 100 μm. A number of 10 samples cored from particular areas of the divertor tiles were analyzed. The results presented in this paper are valid only for those areas and they cannot be extrapolated to the entire tile. Significant deposition of Be was measured on Tile 3 (near to the top), Tile 6 (at about 40 mm from the innermost edge) and especially on Tile 0 (HFGC). Preliminary experiments seem to indicate a penetration of Be through the pores and imperfections of CFC material up to a depth of 100 μm in some cases. No erosion and a thin layer of Be (<1 μm) was detected on Tiles 4, 7 and 8. On Tile 1 no erosion was found at about 1/3 from bottom.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number014049
    JournalPhysica Scripta
    Issue numberT167
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



    • tungsten coatings
    • glow discharge optical emision spectrometry
    • ITER-like wall

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