Simulations of the SOL plasma for FAST, a proposed ITER satellite tokamak

V. Pericoli Ridolfini, R. Zagórski, B. Viola, G. Calabro, G. Corrigan, F. Crisanti, G. Maddaluno, L. Lauro-Taroni

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The first simulations with EDGE2D/EIRENE code of the SOL plasma in the FAST tokamak have been run for the basic H-mode scenario. Its similarity to ITER and relevance for DEMO bring interest to the study. Five different preliminary divertor designs have been examined by varying density at separatrix over the plausible range ns,out= 0.7-1.0 × 1020m-3. Margins exist for optimizing the design and minimizing the impurity injection rate even at the lowest density, with load below the safe limit of 18 MW/m2on the monoblock W targets, and to achieve a good degree of detachment at higher density. Both the plate tilting angle and the neutral dynamics are crucial factors. The detachment level can be significantly increased for the higher density scenario, while for the full non-inductive operation the injection of impurities will probably be necessary to reduce the heat load. © 2011 EURATOM ENEA Association-ENEA Fusion Unit.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1757 - 1761
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number9-11
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Pericoli Ridolfini, V., Zagórski, R., Viola, B., Calabro, G., Corrigan, G., Crisanti, F., ... Lauro-Taroni, L. (2011). Simulations of the SOL plasma for FAST, a proposed ITER satellite tokamak. Fusion Engineering and Design, 86(9-11), 1757 - 1761.