Estimation of fuel particle balance in steady state operation with hydrogen barrier model

K. Hanada, N. Yoshida, I. Takagi, T. Hirata, A. Hatayama, K. Okamoto, Y. Oya, T. Shikama, Z. Wang, H. Long, C. Huang, M. Oya, H. Idei, Y. Nagashima, T. Onchi, M. Hasegawa, K. Nakamura, H. Zushi, K. Kuroda, S. KawasakiA. Higashijima, T. Nagata, S. Shimabukuro, Y. Takase, S. Murakami, X. Gao, H. Liu, J. Qian, R. Raman, M. Ono

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This research investigated fuel particle balance during long duration discharge in an all-metal plasma facing wall (PFW)through intensive QUEST execution. A simple wall model including the plasma-induced deposition layer that creates hydrogen (H)barriers, called the H barrier model, was established. A simple calculation, based on a combination of H state rate equations and the H barrier model, was applied to real plasma in the early phase of its longest discharge. The model accurately reconstructed the evolutions of electron density and wall-stored H over time, proper values are chosen for the parameters that are difficult to determine experimentally. Comparative calculations that used the H barrier and a fully reflective models, predicted significant impacts of wall models on the plasma density time response and value of electron density, indicating that a proper wall model should be developed for all-metal PFW devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-549
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Materials and Energy
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May


  • Fuel particle balance
  • Hydrogen barrier model
  • steady state operation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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