An analytical erosion model for divertor plates and limiter experiments in CHS

A. Sagara, N. Noda, R. Akiyama, H. Arimoto, H. Idei, H. Iguchi, O. Kaneko, T. Kohmoto, S. Kubo, N. Matsunami, K. Matsuoka, S. Morita, O. Motojima, K. Nishimura, S. Okamura, J. Rice, T. Shoji, C. Takahasi, Y. Takita, M. UedaH. Yamada, I. Yamada

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A self-consistent analytical solution for net erosion of a divertor plate which is set perpendicular to magnetic field lines is presented. The primary flux profile of hydrogen and impurities except redepositing particles is externally given as well as the return ratio of sputtered atoms to the plate. In the direction along the divertor trace, all conditions are uniform. The ionization mean free path is assumed constant to simplify equations. The analytical solution is compared with net erosion experiments carried out in compact helical system (CHS) by exposing a graphite target to a neutral beam heated plasma column introduced perpendicularly to the target along the magnetic field lines through a 2 cm slit opened on a graphite limiter. After exposure to 98 discharges, the target surface is analyzed with Rutherford backscattering method. Deposition profiles of Ti and O impurities are very well explained with the analytical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-275
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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