The status of ITER divertor design concepts

S. A. Cohen, K. A. Werley, M. F.A. Harrison, V. Pistunovitch, A. Kukushkin, S. Krashenninikov, M. Sugihara, L. J. Perkins, R. Bulmer, D. E. Post, J. Wesley

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The divertor and SOL plasma parameters predicted for the ITER double-null reference configuration are reviewed with emphasis on model uncertainties and peaking factors. Predicted divertor performance is reported for two alternate ITER magnetic configurations, a high-aspect-ratio and a single-null design, both proposed to remedy divertor heat load and erosion problems. Physical processes and fluid-plasma numerical simulations of a divertor plasma operating near the gaseous neutralization phase transition are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-58
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • General Materials Science
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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