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

Abstract

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.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [6]
  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
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Org.:
JET Contributors8
OSTI Identifier:
1344255
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1234979
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physica Scripta
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: T167; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-8949
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; physical sputtering; beryllium erosion; JET tokamak; ERO; plasma edge modelling; plasma surface interactions; RF sheath potentials

Citation Formats

Klepper, C. C., Borodin, D., Groth, M., Lasa, A., Airila, M., Bobkov, V., Colas, L., Jacquet, P., Kirschner, A., Terra, A., Biewer, T. M., Delabie, E., and Giroud, C.. Estimates of RF-induced erosion at antenna-connected beryllium plasma-facing components in JET. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1088/0031-8949/T167/1/014035.
Klepper, C. C., Borodin, D., Groth, M., Lasa, A., Airila, M., Bobkov, V., Colas, L., Jacquet, P., Kirschner, A., Terra, A., Biewer, T. M., Delabie, E., & Giroud, C.. Estimates of RF-induced erosion at antenna-connected beryllium plasma-facing components in JET. United States. doi:10.1088/0031-8949/T167/1/014035.
Klepper, C. C., Borodin, D., Groth, M., Lasa, A., Airila, M., Bobkov, V., Colas, L., Jacquet, P., Kirschner, A., Terra, A., Biewer, T. M., Delabie, E., and Giroud, C.. Mon . "Estimates of RF-induced erosion at antenna-connected beryllium plasma-facing components in JET". United States. doi:10.1088/0031-8949/T167/1/014035. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1344255.
@article{osti_1344255,
title = {Estimates of RF-induced erosion at antenna-connected beryllium plasma-facing components in JET},
author = {Klepper, C. C. and Borodin, D. and Groth, M. and Lasa, A. and Airila, M. and Bobkov, V. and Colas, L. and Jacquet, P. and Kirschner, A. and Terra, A. and Biewer, T. M. and Delabie, E. and Giroud, C.},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.1088/0031-8949/T167/1/014035},
journal = {Physica Scripta},
number = ,
volume = T167,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {1}
}

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