TECXY Study of a Liquid Lithium Divertor for DEMO

G. Pełka, P. Chmielewski, R. Zagórski, V. Pericoli-Ridolfini, B. Viola

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Divertor targets made out of a capillary porous system (CPS) filled with liquid lithium, have been proposed as an alternative to standard, solid state plates. In the current work we simulate the DEMO edge plasma in either a standard single-null or snowflake divertor configuration. Our tool is the 2D code TECXY. Lithium ablated from the target plate surface and released into the plasma is shown here to partially screen the incoming heat flux. Lithium's moderate SOL radiation levels suggest additional seeding to be beneficial. Very high heat fluxes to the divertor need to be avoided, as intensive lithium evaporation might unacceptably pollute the plasma.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802 - 807
Number of pages6
JournalContributions to Plasma Physics
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Pełka, G., Chmielewski, P., Zagórski, R., Pericoli-Ridolfini, V., & Viola, B. (2016). TECXY Study of a Liquid Lithium Divertor for DEMO. Contributions to Plasma Physics, 56(6-8), 802 - 807. https://doi.org/10.1002/ctpp.201610012