Nuclear Fusion Research

Understanding Plasma-Surface Interactions

  • Robert E.H. Clark
  • Detlev H. Reiter

Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Atomic and Surface Data Issues in Nuclear Fusion

  3. Plasma Diagnostics

    1. H. Kubo, H. Takenaga, T. Nakano, S. Higashijima, K. Shimizu, K. Sawada et al.
      Pages 121-134
    2. A. Pospieszczyk
      Pages 135-161
    3. J.E. Rice, K.B. Fournier, E.S. Marmar, J.L. Terry, U.I. Safronova
      Pages 163-182
  4. Surface Processes and Material Issues

    1. A.A. Haasz, J.W. Davis
      Pages 225-248
    2. W. Jacob, C. Hopf, M. Meier, T. Schwarz-Selinger
      Pages 249-285
    3. E. Vietzke, A. Pospieszczyk, S. Brezinsek, A. Kirschner, A. Huber, T. Hirai et al.
      Pages 319-333
  5. Databases

    1. R.E.H. Clark, D. Humbert
      Pages 361-370
    2. T. Kato, I. Murakami
      Pages 371-383
    3. W.L. Wiese
      Pages 385-398
    4. H.P. Summers, M.G. O’Mullane
      Pages 399-413
    5. G. Gluch, S. Feil, P. Scheier, W. Schustereder, T. Tepnual, L. Feketeova et al.
      Pages 437-456
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 457-461

About this book


It became clear in the early days of fusion research that the effects of the containment vessel (erosion of "impurities") degrade the overall fusion plasma performance. Progress in controlled nuclear fusion research over the last decade has led to magnetically confined plasmas that, in turn, are sufficiently powerful to damage the vessel structures over its lifetime. This book reviews current understanding and concepts to deal with this remaining critical design issue for fusion reactors. It reviews both progress and open questions, largely in terms of available and sought-after plasma-surface interaction data and atomic/molecular data related to these "plasma edge" issues.


Chemical sputtering Cross section Helium-Atom-Streuung ITER Nuclear fusion Physical sputtering Plasma Plasma - surface interaction Plasma diagnostics collision molecule spectroscopy surface transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert E.H. Clark
    • 1
  • Detlev H. Reiter
    • 2
  1. 1.IAEA Atomic and Molecular Data UnitViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institut für PlasmaphysikForschungszentrum Jülich GmbHJülichGermany

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