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Oct 13 – 18, 2014
Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya
Europe/Moscow timezone

Investigation of Progression from Low to High Hydrogen Recycling during Long Duration Discharges on a Spherical Tokamak, QUEST

Oct 14, 2014, 8:30 AM
4h
Green 8-9 (Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya)

Green 8-9

Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Poster Poster 1

Speaker

Prof. Kazuaki Hanada (Advanced Fusion Research Center, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University)

Description

Progression from low (LR) to high recycling (HR) was observed in full non-inductive long duration discharges up to 5 minutes on QUEST. Transitional repetitive behavior between LR and HR was induced by periodic gas puffing and the period to recover to LR, tau_rec, was gradually prolonged. The period, tau_rec normalized by gas rate has a linear relation to time-integrated H_alfa. As the prolongation of tau_rec was also induced by higher gas rate even in the start-up phase, the value of tau_rec is an index of the amount of recycled hydrogen. The experimental observation indicates hydrogen recycling rate is dominantly depending on hydrogen fluence to the wall. To understand the dependence, deuterium storing capability of the specimen exposed to QUEST plasmas during an experimental campaign was investigated by implantation of deuterium molecule ions of 1keV and subsequent thermal desorption spectrum (TDS) as a post-mortem analysis. The important desorption in the obtained TDSs appeared around 420 and 470K, and these peaks can be reconstructed by a model including diffusion, recombination, trapping, and plasma induced desorption. The model calculation was applied to the QUEST long duration discharges and shows that recycling ratio has a clear dependence on fluence and the fluence in the QUEST long duration discharges is sufficient to make a saturation in recycling ratio of unity. These results indicate that hydrogen recycling has the capability to provide a clear effect on plasma in long duration discharges and the progression is driven by enhanced hydrogen recycling with high fluence to the wall.
Paper Number EX/P1-37
Country or International Organisation Japan

Primary author

Prof. Kazuaki Hanada (Advanced Fusion Research Center, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University)

Co-authors

Aki higashijima (Advanced Fusion Research Center, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University) Prof. Akihide Fujisawa (Advanced Fusion Research Center, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University) Prof. Atsushi Fukuyama (Kyoto University) Hideki Zushi (Riam Kyushu University) Dr Hideo Watanabe (Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University) Dr Hiroshi Idei (Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University) Hisatoshi Nakashima (Advanced Fusion Research Center, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University) Prof. Kazuo Nakamura (Advanced Fusion Research Center, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University) Dr Makoto hasegawa (Advanced Fusion Research Center, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University) Prof. Naoaki Yoshida (Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University) Dr Osamu watanabe (Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University) Dr Yoshihiko Nagashima (Advanced Fusion Research Center, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University) Prof. Yuichi Takase (University of Tokyo) Prof. martin peng (ORNL, USA) Prof. osamu mitarai (School of Industrial Engineering, Tokai University) shoji kawasaki (Advanced Fusion Research Center, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University)

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