Investigations of the tritium recycling in TFTR using the DT neutron rate [electronic resource].
- Oakland, Calif. : United States. Dept. of Energy. Oakland Operations Office, 1996. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 21 pages : digital, PDF file
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- Princeton University, United States. Department of Energy. Oakland Operations Office, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- During deuterim-only neutral-beam-injected discharges, tritium from earlier deuterium-tritium discharges is released from the vessel limiters and walls to cause a deuterium-tritium neutron count rate comparable to the deuterium-deuterium neutron count rate. A measure of the tritium density in the plasma based on neutron rate measurements is defined and used to determine which parameters influence tritium influx to the plasma core. The tritium density is observed to decrease in a sequence of deuterium-only supershots and to depend on the amount of tritium injected in prior DT shots and the amount of tritium present in the limiter. A weak correlation is also observed with the plasma current, but not with beam power, hydrogen influx, carbon influx, visible bremsstrahlung, lithium pellet injection, blooms, nor disruptions.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 04/01/1996., "pppl--3157", "DE96008975", and Callen, J.D.; Skinner, C.H.; Budny, R.V.; Chang, Z.; Strachan, J.D.; Kruger, S.E.
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