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Hanford completes wastewater basin work to support tank waste treatment
Record-breaking heat and the vast size of the job did not stop the Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection and its tank operations contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), from completing a construction project critical to the Hanford Site’s Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste program for treating radioactive tank waste.
H. Takahashi, A. Okamoto, T. Takahashi, S. Kitajima
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 1 | July 2015 | Pages 190-195
Technical Note | Open Magnetic Systems 2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-910
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This technical note reports the first experimental investigation aiming for divertor plasma dynamics study using helium recombining plasma and energetic helium ion beam. A divertor plasma relevant experiment was performed using a linear plasma device, DT-ALPHA, and a multicusp ion source. The radial profiles of the line emission intensities from helium Rydberg atoms were investigated, and the reaction rate of volumetric recombination was confirmed to increase in the central region of the cylindrical plasma. Then an energetic helium ion beam was superimposed onto the helium recombining plasma. The optical emission intensities from the helium recombining plasma with and without energetic ions were obtained and compared. The temporal evolution of the optical emission indicated that charge-exchange momentum transfer between energetic helium ions and ground state helium atoms can affect population density even in recombining plasma where population density is dominated by recombining processes rather than ionizing processes.