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Title: DE-SC0016347 Final Technical

Abstract

We stand in preparation for ITER with the revelation of a critical need for predictive modeling of runaway electron avoidance and mitigation. It is now widely accepted that a disruption during high current operation could generate multi-MeV runaway electrons which damage the device severely, and threaten the viability of experimental operations [8]. The risk to the mission of ITER is so great, that this predictive capability must be developed via theory and simulation in advance of experimental operations with a thorough validation against present day experiments. The United States is responsible for the design and implementation of the disruption mitigation system on ITER, and in July 2016 the Simulation Center for Runaway Electron Avoidance and Mitigation (SCREAM) was launched by the Department of Energy (DOE), in a joint Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) and Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) collaboration, to address this need. It is now critical for the U.S. fusion program to continue support for this dedicated center that is establishing the qualitative and quantitative bases for safe operational scenarios and viable mitigation techniques.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1487244
Report Number(s):
DOE-COLUMBIA-16347
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0016347
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Boozer, Allen. DE-SC0016347 Final Technical. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1487244.
Boozer, Allen. DE-SC0016347 Final Technical. United States. doi:10.2172/1487244.
Boozer, Allen. Tue . "DE-SC0016347 Final Technical". United States. doi:10.2172/1487244. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1487244.
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abstractNote = {We stand in preparation for ITER with the revelation of a critical need for predictive modeling of runaway electron avoidance and mitigation. It is now widely accepted that a disruption during high current operation could generate multi-MeV runaway electrons which damage the device severely, and threaten the viability of experimental operations [8]. The risk to the mission of ITER is so great, that this predictive capability must be developed via theory and simulation in advance of experimental operations with a thorough validation against present day experiments. The United States is responsible for the design and implementation of the disruption mitigation system on ITER, and in July 2016 the Simulation Center for Runaway Electron Avoidance and Mitigation (SCREAM) was launched by the Department of Energy (DOE), in a joint Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) and Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) collaboration, to address this need. It is now critical for the U.S. fusion program to continue support for this dedicated center that is establishing the qualitative and quantitative bases for safe operational scenarios and viable mitigation techniques.},
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