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Wall conditioning and experience of the carbon-based first wall in JT-60U

Masaki, Kei; Yagyu, Junichi; Arai, Takashi; Kaminaga, Atsushi; Kodama, Kozo; Miya, Naoyuki; Ando, Toshiro; Hiratsuka, Hajime ; Saido, Masahiro

The wall conditioning of JT-60U consists of the 300$$^{circ}$$C baking, He-TDC, He-GDC, tokamak discharge cleaning and boronization. Using these methods, total pressure of the vacuum vessel reached finally 10$$^{-6}$$ $$sim$$ 10$$^{-5}$$ Pa. The oxygen impurity was decreased to $$sim$$0.5%. The experience with the carbon-based first wall showed that taper shaping is effective to reduce the local heat concentration to the tile edges. The observed poloidal asymmetric deposition of carbon on the divertor region implies that the carbon impurity produced in the outer divertor contributes to the deposition on the inner divertor. In 1992 and 1993, the B$$_{4}$$C converted CFC tiles were installed in the outer divertor to reduce chemical sputtering of CFC tiles and oxygen impurity. The reduction was successfully demonstrated with the B$$_{4}$$C converted CFC tiles. In order to understand the tritium behavior in JT-60U, tritium in the first wall and the exhaust gas were measured. The estimated tritium inventory in the first wall was $$sim$$50% of the generated tritium.

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