Evaluation of heat and particle controllability on the JT-60SA divertor

H. Kawashima, K. Hoshino, K. Shimizu, T. Takizuka, S. Ide, S. Sakurai, N. Asakura

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The JT-60SA divertor design has been established on the basis of engineering requirements and physics analysis. Heat and particle fluxes under the full input power of 41 MW can give severe heat loads on the divertor targets, while the allowable heat load is limited below 15 MW/m2. Dependence of the heat flux mitigation on a D2 gas-puff is evaluated by SONIC simulations for high density (ne-ave ∼ 1 × 10 20 m-3) high current plasmas. It is found that the peak heat load 10 MW/m2 with dense (ned > 4 × 10 20 m-3) and cold (Ted, Tid ≤ 1 eV) divertor plasmas are obtained at a moderate gas-puff of Γ puff = 15 × 1021 s-1. Divertor plasmas are controlled from attached to detached condition using the divertor pump with pumping-speed below 100 m3/s. In full non-inductive current drive plasmas with low density (ne-ave ∼ 5 × 1019 m-3), the reduction of divertor heat load is achieved with the Ar injection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S948-S951
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number1 SUPPL
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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