The purpose of the ALPS program is to identify and evaluate advanced limiter/divertor systems that will enhance the attractiveness of fusion power. The highest priority goals at present are achieving high power density, up to 50 MW/m2, and showing compatibility of plasma-facing surfaces with plasma operation. Personnel representing a wide range of disciplines from a number of institutions are engaged in the program, where an evaluation phase of the program is planned for three years. Successful identification of promising concepts in the evaluation phase should lead to an R&D phase that includes proof-of-principle experiments.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Issue number||3 pt 2|
|State||Published - Nov 1 1998|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1998 13th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy - Nashville, TN, USA|
Duration: Jun 7 1997 → Jun 11 1997
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