Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 61 / Number 2T / February 2012 / Pages 266-272
Edge Physics and Exhaust / Proceedings of the Tenth Carolus Magnus Summer School on Plasma and Fusion Energy Physics
Laboratory experiments are widely used to study plasma surface interaction issues for fusion research. In this paper it is described why dedicated experiments for PSI are necessary and what the requirements are to reach the parameter regime relevant for ITER. An overview is given of some typical devices, particularly PISCES-B, PSI-2, Nagdis, Pilot-PSI, and the future device Magnum-PSI along with selected results to illustrate their capabilities.