Lithium wall conditioning by high frequency pellet injection in RFX-mod

P. Innocente, D.K. Mansfield, A.L. Roquemore, M. Agostini, S. Barison, A. Canton, L. Carraro, R. Cavazzana, G. De Masi, A. Fassina, S. Fiameni, L. Grando, B. Rais, F. Rossetto, P. Scarin

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Abstract In the RFX-mod reversed field pinch experiment, lithium wall conditioning has been tested with multiple scopes: to improve density control, to reduce impurities and to increase energy and particle confinement time. Large single lithium pellet injection, lithium capillary-pore system and lithium evaporation has been used for lithiumization. The last two methods, which presently provide the best results in tokamak devices, have limited applicability in the RFX-mod device due to the magnetic field characteristics and geometrical constraints. On the other side, the first mentioned technique did not allow injecting large amount of lithium. To improve the deposition, recently in RFX-mod small lithium multi-pellets injection has been tested. In this paper we compare lithium multi-pellets injection to the other techniques. Multi-pellets gave more uniform Li deposition than evaporator, but provided similar effects on plasma parameters, showing that further optimizations are required.
Original languageEnglish
Article number48682
Pages (from-to)1138 - 1141
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Innocente, P., Mansfield, D. K., Roquemore, A. L., Agostini, M., Barison, S., Canton, A., ... Scarin, P. (2015). Lithium wall conditioning by high frequency pellet injection in RFX-mod. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 463, 1138 - 1141. [48682].