Development of Diagnostics for the Plasmatron VISION I

Kirill Bystrov, Rachid Chaouadi

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    Fusion as a potential energy source has a number of advantages: no carbon emissions, no air pollution and unlimited fuel supply. Research is ongoing to demonstrate the feasibility of using fusion for the energy production. The plasmatron VISION I (under construction in SCK•CEN) will be an important facility for investigation of interaction between plasma and materials under reactor-relevant conditions. The plasmatron promises to be a unique in its kind installation for exposing plasma facing materials, including beryllium and irradiated samples, to tritium containing plasma. Present thesis is devoted to development of diagnostic set-up for the plasmatron. Estimations of expected plasma parameters are presented along with results of the first experiments on the plasmatron.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Universiteit Gent
    • Van Oost, Guido, Supervisor, External person
    • Solis, José Ramón Martin, Supervisor, External person
    • Uytdenhouwen, Inge, Supervisor
    Place of PublicationGhent, Belgium
    StatePublished - 12 Jul 2009

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