In-Situ Imaging and Quantification of Tritium Surface Contamination via Coherent Fiber Bundle [report]

Charles A. Gentile, John J. Parker, Stewart J. Zweben
2001 unpublished
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has developed a method of imaging tritium on in-situ surfaces for the purpose of real-time data collection. This method expands upon a previous tritium imaging concept, also developed at PPPL. 1 Enhancements include an objective lens coupled to the entry aperture of a coherent fiber optic (CFO) bundle, and a relay lens connecting the exit aperture of the fiber bundle to an intensifier tube and a chargecoupled device (CCD) camera. 2 The system has been
more » ... he system has been specifically fabricated for use in determining tritium concentrations on first wall materials. One potential complication associated with the development of D-T fueled fusion reactors is the deposition of tritium (i.e. co-deposited layer) on the surface of the primary wall of the vacuum vessel. 3 It would be advantageous to implement a process to accurately determine tritium distribution on these inner surfaces. This fiber optic imaging device provides a highly practical method for determining the location, concentration, and activity of surface tritium deposition. In addition, it can be employed for detection of tritium hot-spots and hide-out regions present on the surfaces being imaged.
doi:10.2172/792584 fatcat:wiowk3wfyrg7di6rsaesq7g33m