New linear plasma devices in the trilateral euregio cluster for an integrated approach to plasma surface interactions in fusion reactors

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  • B. Unterberg
  • R. Jaspers
  • R. Koch
  • J. Rapp
  • D. Reiter
  • S. Kraus
  • A. Kreter
  • V. Philipps
  • H. Reimer
  • U. Samm
  • L. Scheibl
  • B. Schweer
  • R. Al
  • M.A. van den Berg
  • S. Brons
  • H.J.N. van Eck
  • W.J. Goedheer
  • M.F. Graswinckel
  • T. van der Grift
  • A. Kleyn
  • W.R. Koppers
  • O. Kruyt
  • A. Lof
  • H.J. van der Meiden
  • W. Melissen
  • M. van de Pol
  • G.J. van Rooij
  • P. Smeets
  • J. Scholten
  • D.C. Schram
  • G. De Temmerman
  • W. Vijvers
  • P.A. Zeijlmans van Emmichoven
  • J.J. Zielinski

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New linear plasma devices are currently being constructed or planned in the Trilateral Euregio Cluster (TEC) to meet the challenges with respect to plasma surface interactions in DEMO and ITER: i) MAGNUM-PSI (FOM), a high particle and power flux device with super-conducting magnetic field coils which will reach ITER-like divertor conditions at high magnetic field, ii) the newly proposed linear plasma device JULE-PSI (FZJ), which will allow to expose toxic and neutron activated target samples to ITER-like fluences and ion energies including in vacuo analysis of neutron activated samples, and iii) the plasmatron VISION I, a compact plasma device which will be operated inside the tritium lab at SCK-CEN Mol, capable to investigate tritium plasmas and moderately activated wall materials. This contribution shows the capabilities of the new devices and their forerunner experiments (Pilot-PSI at FOM and PSI-2 Jülich at FZJ) in view of the main objectives of the new TEC program on plasma surface interactions.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1797-1800
Journalfusion engineering and design
Issue number9-11
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


  • Plasma surface interactions, Linear plasma devices, Surface diagnostics

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