Open Access publications from 22nd International Conference on Plasma-Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices now available

Open Access 6 November 2017 | G. Mazzitelli, G. Maddaluno, M.L. Apicella, P. Buratti, F. Crisanti, O. Tudisco, B. Viola, E. Visca

The 22nd International Conference on Plasma-Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices (PSI-22), organized by ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, was held in the Pontificia Università Urbaniana, Roma, Italy, from May 30th to June 3rd 2016. The PSI conference, held every 2 years, is the most important exchange of views among researchers working in the field of plasma edge physics and plasma-wall materials interaction in magnetic confinement fusion devices. The main topics dealt in this conference were:

Physics processes at the plasma-material interface.

Material erosion, migration, mixing, and dust formation

Plasma fuelling, particle exhaust and control, tritium retention

Wall conditioning and tritium removal techniques

Impurity sources, transport and control

Edge and divertor plasma physics

Power exhaust, plasma detachment, and heat load control

Far SOL transport and main chamber plasma-wall interaction

Plasma edge and first wall diagnostics

Plasma exhaust and plasma-material interaction for fusion reactors

A tutorial course with contributions from experts in the fields covered by the meeting was organized on May 29th. The attendance at the conference reached 464 participants. The number of abstracts submitted was 502, which is the largest ever since the first PSI conference in 1974. After the selection, 4 reviews, 22 invited, and 36 contributed orals were presented at the conference together with 366 posters. The resulting 228 papers appearing in these proceedings were reviewed and accepted by at least two independent peer reviewers.

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