Tritium distributions on W-coated divertor tiles used in the third JET ITER-like wall campaign

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Abstract

Tritium (T) distributions on tungsten (W)-coated plasma-facing tiles used in the third ITER-like wall campaign (2015–2016) of the Joint European Torus (JET) were examined by means of an imaging plate technique and β-ray induced x-ray spectrometry, and they were compared with the distributions after the second (2013–2014) campaign. Strong enrichment of T in beryllium (Be) deposition layers was observed after the second campaign. In contrast, T distributions after the third campaign was more uniform though Be deposition layers were visually recognized. The one of the possible explanations is enhanced desorption of T from Be deposition layers due to higher tile temperatures caused by higher energy input in the third campaign.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-261
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Materials and Energy
Volume18
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Deposition
  • Divertor
  • Radiation
  • Retention
  • Tritium

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