Experience of handling beryllium, tritium and activated components from JET ITER like wall

A. Widdowson, A. Baron-Wiechec, P. Batistoni, E. Belonohy, J.P. Coad, P. Dinca, D. Flammini, F. Fox, K. Heinola, I. Jepu, J. Likonen, S. Lilley, C.P. Lungu, G.F. Matthews, J. Naish, O. Pompilian, C. Porosnicu, M. Rubel, R. Villari

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Abstract

JET components are removed periodically for surface analysis to assess material migration and fuel retention. This paper describes issues related to handling JET components and procedures for preparing samples for analysis; in particular a newly developed procedure for cutting beryllium tiles is presented. Consideration is also given to the hazards likely due to increased tritium inventory and material activation from 14 MeV neutrons following the planned TT and DT operations (DTE2) in 2017. Conclusions are drawn as to the feasibility of handling components from JET post DTE2.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Plasma-Facing Materials and Components for Fusion Applications, PFMC 2015 - Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 25 Jan 2016 → …

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Plasma-Facing Materials and Components for Fusion Applications, PFMC 2015
CountryFrance
CityAix-en-Provence
Period25/1/16 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Widdowson, A., Baron-Wiechec, A., Batistoni, P., Belonohy, E., Coad, J. P., Dinca, P., Flammini, D., Fox, F., Heinola, K., Jepu, I., Likonen, J., Lilley, S., Lungu, C. P., Matthews, G. F., Naish, J., Pompilian, O., Porosnicu, C., Rubel, M., & Villari, R. (2016). Experience of handling beryllium, tritium and activated components from JET ITER like wall. Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Plasma-Facing Materials and Components for Fusion Applications, PFMC 2015, Aix-en-Provence, France. https://doi.org/10.1088/0031-8949/T167/1/014057