publication . Article . 2010

Experiments with liquid metal walls: Status of the lithium tokamak experiment

Robert Kaita; Laura Berzak; Dennis Boyle; Timothy Gray; Erik Granstedt; Gregory Hammett; Craig M. Jacobson; Andrew Jones; Thomas Kozub; Henry Kugel; ...
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2010
Abstract
Liquid metal walls have been proposed to address the first wall challenge for fusion reactors. The Lithium Tokamak Experiment (LTX) at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is the first magnetic confinement device to have liquid metal plasma-facing components (PFC's) that encloses virtually the entire plasma. In the Current Drive Experiment-Upgrade (CDX-U), a predecessor to LTX at PPPL, the highest improvement in energy confinement ever observed in Ohmically-heated tokamak plasmas was achieved with a toroidal liquid lithium limiter. The LTX extends this liquid lithium PFC by using a conducting conformal shell that almost completely surrounds the plasma....
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free text keywords: Mechanical Engineering, General Materials Science, Nuclear Energy and Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Limiter, Plasma, Atomic physics, Lithium, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Fusion power, Liquid metal, Physics, Lithium Tokamak Experiment, Tokamak, law.invention, law, Magnetic confinement fusion, Nuclear magnetic resonance
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publication . Article . 2010

Experiments with liquid metal walls: Status of the lithium tokamak experiment

Robert Kaita; Laura Berzak; Dennis Boyle; Timothy Gray; Erik Granstedt; Gregory Hammett; Craig M. Jacobson; Andrew Jones; Thomas Kozub; Henry Kugel; ...