Divertor simulation experiment and its future research plan making use of a large tandem mirror device

Y. Nakashima, H. Takeda, K. Hosoi, R. Yonenaga, I. Katanuma, K. Ichimura, M. Ichimura, T. Imai, T. Ishii, T. Kariya, Y. Kiwamoto, R. Minami, Y. Miyata, H. Ozawa, H. Shidara, Y. Yamaguchi, M. Yoshikawa, N. Asakura, A. Hatayama, Y. HigashizonoS. Kado, S. Masuzaki, N. Nishino, N. Ohno, Y. Ueda

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Divertor simulation study has been started as a new research plan, by making best use of a large linear plasma device. The experiment of generating the plasma flow with high heat and particle flux was successfully performed at an end-mirror exit of the GAMMA 10 tandem mirror. In typical hot-ion-mode plasmas, the heat-flux density of 0.6 MW/m2 and the particle-flux density of 1022 particles/s m2 were simultaneously achieved in the case of only ICRF heating and superimposing the 300 kW ECH pulse attained the peak value of the net heat-flux up to 8 MW/m2 on axis. The above experimental results and the simulation analysis of ICRF heating using the Fokker-Planck code give a clear prospect of generating the required performance for divertor studies by building up the plasma heating systems to the end-mirror cell. Detailed behavior of the plasma flow and the future research plan are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S996-S1000
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number1 SUPPL
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • General Materials Science
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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