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Title: Estimates of RF-induced erosion at antenna-connected beryllium plasma-facing components in JET

Radio-frequency (RF)-enhanced surface erosion of beryllium (Be) plasma-facing components is explored, for the first time, using the ERO code. We applied the code in order to measure the RF-enhanced edge Be line emission at JET Be outboard limiters, in the presence of high-power, ion cyclotronresonance heating (ICRH) in L-mode discharges. In this first modelling study, the RF sheath effect from an ICRH antenna on a magnetically connected, limiter region is simulated by adding a constant potential to the local sheath, in an attempt to match measured increases in local Be I and Be II emission of factors of 2 3. It was found that such increases are readily simulated with added potentials in the range of 100 200 V, which is compatible with expected values for potentials arising from rectification of sheath voltage oscillations from ICRH antennas in the scrape-off layer plasma. We also estimated absolute erosion values within the uncertainties in local plasma conditions.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Forschungszentrum Julich (Germany)
  3. Aalto Univ., Otaniemi (Finland)
  4. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)
  5. Max Planck Inst. for Plasma Physics, Garching (Germany)
  6. Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) (France)
  7. Culham Science Centre, Abingdon (United Kingdom). Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE), EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physica Scripta
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: T167; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-8949
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
JET Contributors8
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; physical sputtering; beryllium erosion; JET tokamak; ERO; plasma edge modelling; plasma surface interactions; RF sheath potentials
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OSTI ID: 1234979