High-Speed Monitoring of Dust Particles in ITER ELMs Simulation Experiments with QSPA Kh-50

Authors

  • Vadym A. Makhlaj
  • Igor E. Garkusha
  • Nikolay N. Aksenov
  • Alexander A. Chuvilo
  • Igor S. Landman

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14311/1759

Keywords:

ITER, ELMs simulation experiments, QSPA, plasma-surface interaction, tungsten dust.

Abstract

Dust generation under powerful plasma stream impacts has been studied in ITER ELM simulation experiments with QSPA Kh-50 plasma accelerator. Repetitive plasma exposures of tungsten have been performed by 0.25 ms plasma pulses and the heat load varied in the range (0.1÷1.1) MJm-2. Main characteristics of dust particles such as a number of ejected particles, their velocity, angular distribution and start time from the surface are investigated. Dust particles have not been observed under heat load below the cracking threshold. Quantity of dust particles rises with increasing heat load. Average velocities of dust particles are found to be strongly dependent on their start time from the surface after beginning of plasma-surface interaction. Maximal velocity achieved a few tens of meters per second.

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Author Biographies

Vadym A. Makhlaj

Igor E. Garkusha

Nikolay N. Aksenov

Alexander A. Chuvilo

Igor S. Landman

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Published

2013-01-02

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