Surface temperature effects on hydrogen and impurity release from the limiter studied by means of visible and near infrared spectroscopic measurement in TRIAM-1M

R. Bhattacharyay, H. Zushi, K. Nakashima, T. Shikama, M. Sakamoto, M. Ogawa, K. Nakamura, N. Yoshida, S. Kado, K. Sawada, Y. Hirooka, K. Hanada, K. N. Sato, H. Idei, K. Sasaki, H. Xu, M. Hasegawa, K. Uehara, A. Tsushima, N. KimuraY. Nozaki, S. Kawasaki, H. Nakashima, A. Higashijima

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Tokamak operation has been performed under the localized plasma wall interaction conditions in TRIAM-1M, using a water cooled rail movable limiter (ML) made of Molybdenum. The limiter surface temperature dependence on hydrogen recycling and neutral molybdenum impurity production behaviour has been studied using visible as well as infrared spectroscopy during low power long pulse and high power short pulse discharges. In these experiments it is considered that escaped energetic electrons are lost mainly on ML and localised heat deposition makes a 'hot spot' on ML. It has been observed that H2, Hα and MoI intensities critically depend on the hot spot temperature (Thot) and enhanced recycling due to localized PWI on ML can fuel the discharge without any external fueling source.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)938-943
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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