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First Tritium Results of the KATRIN Test Experiment Trap

F. Eichelhardt, B. Bornschein, L. Bornschein, O. Kazachenko, N. Kernert, M. Sturm

Fusion Science and Technology

Volume 54 / Number 2 / August 2008 / Pages 615-618


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The TRAP experiment (TRitium Argon frost Pump) has been built at the Tritium Laboratory Karlsruhe (TLK) as a test rig for the Cryogenic Pumping Section (CPS) of the KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino Experiment (KATRIN). TRAP employs a heterogeneous layer of pre-condensed argon to adsorb hydrogen isotopes at ~ 4.2 K. This paper presents results obtained in the first three tritium experiments with TRAP.

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