Status of research toward the ITER disruption mitigation system
Journal article, 2015

An overview of the present status of research toward the final design of the ITER disruption mitigation system (DMS) is given. The ITER DMS is based on massive injection of impurities, in order to radiate the plasma stored energy and mitigate the potentially damaging effects of disruptions. The design of this system will be extremely challenging due to many physics and engineering constraints such as limitations on port access and the amount and species of injected impurities. Additionally, many physics questions relevant to the design of the ITER disruption mitigation system remain unsolved such as the mechanisms for mixing and assimilation of injected impurities during the rapid shutdown and the mechanisms for the subsequent formation and dissipation of runaway electron current.


E M Hollmann

University of California

P B Aleynikov

ITER Organization

Tünde Fülöp

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Nuclear Engineering

D A Humphreys

General Atomics

V A Izzo

University of California

M Lehnen

ITER Organization

V E Lukash

National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute"

Gergely Papp

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Nuclear Engineering

G Pautasso

Max Planck Society

F Saint-Laurent

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

J A Snipes

ITER Organization

Physics of Plasmas

1070-664X (ISSN) 1089-7674 (eISSN)

Vol. 22 2 021802- 021802

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance



Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics



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