Understanding Plasma Divertor Detachment in Fusion Power Reactors

Adam Mclean | 17-ERD-020

Executive Summary

We are using key spectroscopic and modeling capabilities to understand the physical processes of an operating regime relevant to the removal of waste material from a plasma for future magnetic fusion power reactors. This regime, which is characterized by reduced power and plasma flux, is regarded as a promising solution for heat exhaust in the context of nuclear fusion.

Publications and Presentations

McLean, A. G., et al. 2018. "Divertor Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Survey Spectroscopy on DIII-D." LLNL-POST-741510.

——— . 2018. "Understanding Plasma Divertor Detachment in Magnetic Fusion Energy Tokamaks." LLNL-PRES-751340.

——— . 2018. "Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Spectroscopy in the Divertor of DIII-D." HTPD, San Diego, CA, April 2018. LLNL-ABS-744447 and LLNL-POST-749800.

——— . 2018. "Power Accounting Using Divertor Extreme Ultraviolet Emission in the Transition to Detachment in DIII-D." Plasma Surface Interactions, Princeton, NJ, June 2018. LLNL-ABS-744450.