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Experimental investigation on charcoal adsorption for cryogenic pump application

Scannapiego, Matthieu 1; Day, Christian 1
1 Institut für Technische Physik (ITEP), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Fusion reactors are generating energy by nuclear fusion between deuterium and tritium. In order to evacuate the high gas throughputs from the plasma exhaust, large pumping speed systems are required. Within the European Fusion Programme, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has taken the lead to design a three-stage cryogenic pump that can provide a separation function of hydrogen isotopes from the remaining gases; hence limiting the tritium inventory in the machine. A primary input parameter for the detailed design of a cryopump is the sticking coefficient between the gas and the pumping surface. For this purpose, the so-called TIMO open panel pump experiment was conducted in the TIMO-2 test facility at KIT in order to measure pumping speeds on an activated carbon surface cooled at temperatures between 6 K and 22 K, for various pure gases and gas mixtures, under fusion relevant gas flow conditions, and for two different geometrical pump configurations. The influences of the panel temperature, the gas throughput and the intake gas temperature on the pumping speed have been characterized, providing valuable qualitative results for the design of the three-stage cryopump. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000079265
Veröffentlicht am 22.01.2018
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/278/1/012160
Zitationen: 3
Zitationen: 2
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technische Physik (ITEP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 12.2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1757-8981, 1757-899X
KITopen-ID: 1000079265
HGF-Programm 31.03.01 (POF III, LK 01) Brennstoffkreislauf
Erschienen in IOP conference series / Materials science and engineering
Verlag Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd (IOP Publishing Ltd)
Band 278
Seiten 012160
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