Liquid Lithium Limiter on the RFX-mod experiment

Alberto Alfier, R. Cavazzana, P. Scarin, S. Dal Bello, G. Mazzitelli, M. Pavei, W. Rigato, V. Cervaro, L. Franchin, F. Rossetto, A. Tiso

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In this work, we present the experimental apparatus of the Liquid Lithium Limiter that will be used for conditioning the first wall of the RFX-mod experiment. The system is based on a Capillary Porous System, on loan from ENEA-Frascati laboratories, where it has been successfully exploited for similar purposes on the FTU Tokamak. In RFX-mod, the limiter position and temperature are remotely controlled; a near-infrared detector is used to measure the surface temperature during plasma exposures. A set of graphite samples for post-mortem analysis and a quartz micro-balance system are used to monitor the lithium deposition on the graphite tiles completely covering the inner wall. Wall treatment conditioning procedures will be investigated and compared exploiting the RFX-mod flexibility of running as a reversed field pinch or a Tokamak. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
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JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number1 SUPPL
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Alfier, A., Cavazzana, R., Scarin, P., Dal Bello, S., Mazzitelli, G., Pavei, M., Rigato, W., Cervaro, V., Franchin, L., Rossetto, F., & Tiso, A. (2011). Liquid Lithium Limiter on the RFX-mod experiment. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 415(1 SUPPL), -.