Tritium control techniques in ITER by ammonia injection

TitleTritium control techniques in ITER by ammonia injection
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsF.L Tabares, J.A Ferreira, A. Ramos, D. Alegre, G.J van Rooij, J. Westerhout, R. Al, J. Rapp, A. Drenik, M. Mozetic
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Volume415
Issue1, Suppl.
Number1
PaginationS793-S796
Date PublishedAug
Type of ArticleArticle; Proceedings Paper
ISBN Number0022-3115
KeywordsDEPOSITION, INVENTORY CONTROL, NITROGEN INJECTION, PLASMAS, REACTORS, SUPPRESSION
Abstract

technique based on ammonia injection in the afterglow region of the divertor plasma is proposed for the inhibition of tritium/carbon co-deposits in remote areas of ITER when operated with carbon-based divertor targets. Supporting experiments in the PILOT-PSI divertor simulator plasma device and in a RF methane plasma with afterglow ammonia injection are described. The potential of ammonia glow discharges for the removal of carbon layer in easy to reach areas and in gaps is also addressed, thus opening the possibility of an integrated tritium control scenario with water-free chemical products in carbon-based divertor operation during the active phase of ITER. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.jnucmat.2010.12.316
Division

PSI

Department

PSI-E

PID

f688b9ba37e1a5681dad62bec8570849

Alternate TitleJ. Nucl. Mater.

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