Experience of handling beryllium, tritium and activated components from JET ITER like wall

A. Widdowson, A. Baron-Wiechec, P. Batistoni, E. Belonohy, J. P. Coad, P. Dinca, D. Flammini, F. Fox, K. Heinola, I. Jepu, J. Likonen, S. Lilley, C. P. Lungu, G. F. Matthews, J. Naish, O. Pompilian, C. Porosnicu, M. Rubel, R. Villari

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JET components are removed periodically for surface analysis to assess material migration and fuel retention. This paper describes issues related to handling JET components and procedures for preparing samples for analysis; in particular a newly developed procedure for cutting beryllium tiles is presented. Consideration is also given to the hazards likely due to increased tritium inventory and material activation from 14 MeV neutrons following the planned TT and DT operations (DTE2) in 2017. Conclusions are drawn as to the feasibility of handling components from JET post DTE2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014057
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue numberT167
StatePublished - 25 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Plasma-Facing Materials and Components for Fusion Applications, PFMC 2015 - Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 18 May 201522 May 2015


  • JET
  • beryllium
  • dose rate
  • tritium


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