Status of PRIMA, the test facility for ITER neutral beam injectors

P. Sonato, V. Antoni, M. Bigi, G. Chitarin, A. Luchetta, D. Marcuzzi, R. Pasqualotto, N. Pomaro, G. Serianni, V. Toigo, P. Zaccaria

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Abstract

The ITER project requires additional heating by two neutral beam injectors, each accelerating to 1MV a 40A beam of negative deuterons, delivering to the plasma about 17MW up to one hour. As these requirements have never been experimentally met, it was decided to build a test facility, PRIMA (Padova Research on ITER Megavolt Accelerator), in Italy, including a full-size negative ion source, SPIDER, and a prototype of the whole ITER injector, MITICA, aiming to develop the heating injectors to be installed in ITER. The Japan and the India Domestic Agencies participate in the PRIMA enterprise; European laboratories, such as KIT-Karlsruhe, IPP-Garching, CCFE-Culham, CEA-Cadarache and others are also cooperating. In the paper the main requirements are discussed and the design of the main components and systems are described. © 2013 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, NIBS 2012 - , Finland
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …

Conference

Conference3rd International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, NIBS 2012
CountryFinland
Period1/1/13 → …

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Sonato, P., Antoni, V., Bigi, M., Chitarin, G., Luchetta, A., Marcuzzi, D., Pasqualotto, R., Pomaro, N., Serianni, G., Toigo, V., & Zaccaria, P. (2013). Status of PRIMA, the test facility for ITER neutral beam injectors. Paper presented at 3rd International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, NIBS 2012, Finland. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4792827