Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 41 / Number 3P2 / May 2002 / Pages 568-572
Device, Facility, and Operation / Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Tritium Science and Technology Tsukuba, Japan November 12-16, 2001
The Safety and Tritium Applied Research (STAR) Facility has been established at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) and is designated as a National User Facility. STAR is designed for use by the fusion community to study tritium science and technology issues associated with the development of fusion technology. The facility tritium inventory limit is 16,000 Ci, allowing several simultaneous experiments requiring hundreds to a few thousand Ci per experiment. Experiments are conducted in gloveboxes. Current plans include research on tritium interactions with plasma facing materials; tritium behavior, corrosion and safety studies for molten fluoride salts; chemical reactivity of fusion materials; mobilization of activation products and characterization of dust/debris from fusion devices.