Radiation-induced thermoelectric sensitivity (RITES) in ITER prototype magnetic sensors

G. Vayakis, T. Sugie, T. Kondoh, T. Nishitani, E. Ishitsuka, M. Yamauchi, H. Kawashima, T. Shikama

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This report summarizes the results of in situ measurements of noninductive voltages developed across prototype International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) magnetic coils performed at the Japan Materials Test Reactor. The voltages appear to be mainly thermoelectric in origin, with the thermal sensitivity developing gradually through irradiation and the thermal gradients supplied by nuclear heating. Possible mechanisms and circuits within the coils that can contribute to this radiation-induced thermoelectric sensitivity are described, and schemes to improve the ITER coil design are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4324-4327
Number of pages4
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number10 II
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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