A critical challenge facing the basic long-pulse H-mode for ITER is to control edge-localized modes (ELMs). A new method using a multichamber lithium (Li) granule injector (LGI) for ELM triggering experiments has been developed in Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST). First experimental results of the control of ELMs are obtained in EAST with a tungsten divertor. It is found that the injector has good capacities, i.e., allowing good flexibilities in granule size selection, injection rate, and injection velocity. LGI has successfully triggered ELMs during the H-mode. These results indicate the LGI would be a promising method to control ELMs in long-pulse steady-state tokamaks.
- Edge localized modes (ELM)
- Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST)
- lithium (Li) granule injection (LGI)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics