Task Title: INTERN-SCOP07-Multi-machine analysis of wall conditioning in fusion devices & its application
Domain: Science & Operation
Department: Science,Controls & Operation
Section: Experiments and Plasma Operation
Duration (in months): 6 months
Location: France, 13067 St Paul Lez Durance Cedex
Description of tasks:
Fusion devices are high vacuum systems which require efficient conditioning to provide a good vacuum and low background of impurities before efficient plasma operations are possible. Different techniques are used such as baking and ion-induced conditioning techniques but each device has its own recipe which is a consequence of the different plasma-facing materials and conditioning/heating capabilities. This internship aims at identifying common denominators amongst those different recipes to allow extrapolations to ITER.
Task 1: Review conditioning techniques performed in existing (and past) fusion devices and gather experimental data (Residual Gas Analyses) during baking and conditioning
Task 2: Perform a kinetic analysis of the evolution of the partial pressures of various impurities from analysis of existing data and knowing the pumping capacities, PFC mix, baking temperature and leak rate of the different devices. Extrapolate to ITER for the capabilities available before First Plasma and assess the required baking duration
Task 3: Perform a similar exercise for the cleaning efficiency of ion-induced conditioning techniques (such as ICWC, GDC, etc.) to assess the required GDC duration in ITER
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