We present a study of the power threshold for L-H transitions (P LH) in almost pure helium plasmas, obtained in recent experiments at JET with an ITER-like wall (Be wall and W divertor). The most notable new result is that the density at which P LH is minimum, is considerably higher for helium than for deuterium and hydrogen plasmas. We discuss the possible implications for ITER in its pre-fusion operating power phase.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics