Liquid tin limiter for FTU tokamak

A. Vertkov, I. Lyublinski, M. Zharkov, G. Mazzitelli, M.L. Apicella, M. Iafrati

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The liquid Sn in a matrix of Capillary Porous System (CPS) has a high potential as plasma facing material in steady state operating fusion reactor owing to its physicochemical properties. However, up to now it has no experimental confirmation in tokamak conditions. First steady state operating limiter based on the CPS with liquid Sn installed on FTU tokamak and its experimental study is in progress. Several aspects of the design, structural materials and operation parameters of limiter based on tungsten CPS with liquid Sn are considered. Results of investigation of corrosion resistance of Mo and W in Sn and their wetting process are presented. The heat removal for limiter steady state operation is provided by evaporation of flowing gaswater spray. The effectiveness of such heat removal system is confirmed in modelling tests with power flux up to 5 MW/m2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130 - 134
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Vertkov, A., Lyublinski, I., Zharkov, M., Mazzitelli, G., Apicella, M. L., & Iafrati, M. (2017). Liquid tin limiter for FTU tokamak. Fusion Engineering and Design, 117, 130 - 134.