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dc.contributor.authorFisher, A.E.-
dc.contributor.authorHvasta, M.G.; Kolemen, E.-
dc.description.abstractExperiments and predictions of surface wave damping in liquid metal due to a surface aligned magnetic field and externally regulated j × B force are presented. Fast-flowing, liquid-metal plasma facing components (LM-PFCs) are a proposed alternative to solid PFCs that are unable to handle the high heat flux, thermal stresses, and radiation damage in a tokamak. The significant technical challenges associated with LM-PFCs compared to solid PFCs are justified by greater heat flux management, self-healing properties, and reduced particle recycling. However, undesirable engineering challenges such as evaporation and splashing of the liquid metal introduce excessive impurities into the plasma and degrade plasma performance. Evaporation may be avoided through high-speed flow that limits temperature rise of the liquid metal by reducing heat flux exposure time, but as flow speed increases the surface may become more turbulent and prone to splashing and uneven surfaces. Wave damping is one mechanism that reduces surface disturbance and thus the chances of liquid metal impurity introduction into the plasma. Experiments on the Liquid Metal eXperiment Upgrade (LMX-U) examined damping under the influence of transverse magnetic fields and vertically directed Lorentz force.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsreadme and digital data filesen_US
dc.publisherPrinceton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton Universityen_US
dc.relationNUCLEAR MATERIALS AND ENERGY 19 101 (March 2019)en_US
dc.subjectLiquid metalen_US
dc.subjectLorentz forceen_US
dc.subjectSurface wavesen_US
dc.titleStudy of liquid metal surface wave damping in the presence of magnetic fields and electrical currentsen_US
dc.contributor.funderU. S. Department of Energyen_US
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