Nuclear Fusion Research

Understanding Plasma-Surface Interactions

  • Robert E.H. Clark
  • Detlev H. Reiter
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Atomic and Surface Data Issues in Nuclear Fusion

  3. Plasma Diagnostics

    1. H. Kubo, H. Takenaga, T. Nakano, S. Higashijima, K. Shimizu, K. Sawada et al.
      Pages 121-134
    2. A. Pospieszczyk
      Pages 135-161
    3. J.E. Rice, K.B. Fournier, E.S. Marmar, J.L. Terry, U.I. Safronova
      Pages 163-182
  4. Surface Processes and Material Issues

    1. A.A. Haasz, J.W. Davis
      Pages 225-248
    2. W. Jacob, C. Hopf, M. Meier, T. Schwarz-Selinger
      Pages 249-285
    3. E. Vietzke, A. Pospieszczyk, S. Brezinsek, A. Kirschner, A. Huber, T. Hirai et al.
      Pages 319-333
  5. Databases

About this book

Introduction

It became clear in the early days of fusion research that the effects of the containment vessel (erosion of "impurities") degrade the overall fusion plasma performance. Progress in controlled nuclear fusion research over the last decade has led to magnetically confined plasmas that, in turn, are sufficiently powerful to damage the vessel structures over its lifetime. This book reviews current understanding and concepts to deal with this remaining critical design issue for fusion reactors. It reviews both progress and open questions, largely in terms of available and sought-after plasma-surface interaction data and atomic/molecular data related to these "plasma edge" issues.

Keywords

Chemical sputtering Cross section Helium-Atom-Streuung ITER Nuclear fusion Physical sputtering Plasma Plasma - surface interaction Plasma diagnostics collision molecule spectroscopy surface transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert E.H. Clark
    • 1
  • Detlev H. Reiter
    • 2
  1. 1.IAEA Atomic and Molecular Data UnitViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institut für PlasmaphysikForschungszentrum Jülich GmbHJülichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b138970
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23038-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27362-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6218