Tritium related studies at the JET facilities

R. Lässer (Corresponding Author), N. Bekris, A.C. Bell, C. Caldwell-Nichols, I. Cristescu, S. Ciattaglia, P. Coad, Ch. Day, M. Glugla, Jari Likonen, D.K. Murdoch, S. Rosanvallon, F. Scaffidi-Argentina

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    The Joint European Torus (JET) fusion machine is the only device capable of operation with tritium and of handling Be and therefore best suited to study tritium and fusion related issues. JET is now managed under the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) and experiments, enhancements and technology issues are organized as Scientific and Technical (S/T) tasks within various Task Forces (TFs). A large variety of different activities is performed within the fusion technology (FT) TF. A brief summary of FT-studies related to tritium is given presenting topics such as tritium inventory in flakes and tiles, tritium depth profiles in plasma facing components (PFCs), development of a facility for full recovery of the tritium in flakes and tiles, erosion and deposition of plasma exposed materials determined by surface sensitive techniques, development of detritiation techniques for different waste categories, characterization of packing/catalyst combinations for liquid phase catalytic exchange column and design studies of a water detritiation plant using either a solid polymer or KOH electrolyser, test of ITER cryo-panels in the JET Active Gas Handling System, etc.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-80
    Number of pages6
    JournalFusion Engineering and Design
    Issue number1-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • tritium
    • JET
    • fusion energy
    • fusion reactors
    • ITER


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