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Title: Design optimization of RF lines in vacuum environment for the MITICA experiment

This contribution regards the Radio Frequency (RF) transmission line of the Megavolt ITER Injector and Concept Advancement (MITICA) experiment. The original design considered copper coaxial lines of 1″ 5/8, but thermal simulations under operating conditions showed maximum temperatures of the lines at regime not compatible with the prescription of the component manufacturer. Hence, an optimization of the design was necessary. Enhancing thermal radiation and increasing the conductor size were considered for design optimization: thermal analyses were carried out to calculate the temperature of MITICA RF lines during operation, as a function of the emissivity value and of other geometrical parameters. Five coating products to increase the conductor surface emissivity were tested, measuring the outgassing behavior of the selected products and the obtained emissivity values.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ; ;  [3] ; ;  [4]
  1. INFN-LNL, v.le dell’Università 2, I-35020 Legnaro, PD (Italy)
  2. (Italy)
  3. Consorzio RFX, Corso Stati Uniti, 4, I-35127 Padova (Italy)
  4. IENI-CNR, Corso Stati Uniti, 4, I-35127 Padova (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22482978
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2015 EURATOM; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; DESIGN; EMISSIVITY; ITER TOKAMAK; MANUFACTURERS; OPERATION; OPTIMIZATION; POWER TRANSMISSION LINES; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; SIMULATION; THERMAL ANALYSIS; THERMAL RADIATION