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A Simulation study of large power handling in the divertor for a Demo reactor

Asakura, Nobuyuki; Shimizu, Katsuhiro; Hoshino, Kazuo; Tobita, Kenji; Tokunaga, Shinsuke; Takizuka, Tomonori*

Power exhaust scenario for 3 GW fusion reactor has been developed with enhancing the radiation loss from seeding impurity. Impurity transport and plasma detachment were simulated self-consistently under the Demo divertor condition using an integrated divertor code SONIC. Power handling with different seeding impurities showed that the total heat load, including the plasma transport and radiation, was reduced from 15 MW/m$$^{2}$$ to 10 MW/m$$^{2}$$ for the higher Z case, where both heat load components became comparable. Effects of a long-leg divertor were examined. Full detachment was obtained and peak heat load was decreased to 12 MW/m$$^{2}$$, where neutral load became comparable to the plasma and radiation load, which may be due to small flux expansion. Finally, plasma diffusion significantly affected the performance of the plasma detachment. Peak heat lard was reduced to 5 MW/m$$^{2}$$ well below engineering design level, with uniformly increasing the diffusion coefficient by the factor of two.



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