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Decennial IAEA Technical Meeting on Atomic, Molecular and Plasma-Material Interaction Data for Fusion Science and Technology

Organized by the

International Atomic Energy Agency

Hosted by the

Government of the Republic of Korea

through the

National Fusion Research Institute

Daejeon, Republic of Korea

15-19 December 2014

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After the Meeting

The Meeting has concluded. This web page now provides the Book of Abstracts, presentation materials (linked under the Schedule) and (in due time) a meeting report.

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Atomic and molecular (A+M) processes have a central role in simulation and diagnostics of fusion plasma. Plasma-material interaction (PMI) processes determine the erosion rate and lifetime of plasma-facing materials. Plasma-material interaction in combination with material microstructure properties is the key to the hydrogen (tritium) inventory in walls. Therefore there is a continuing need for better understanding and improved data on A+M+PMI processes and properties in fusion devices and on relevant material microstructure properties.

On several occasions over the past 40 years the IAEA has organized meetings to review the status of A+M+PMI research for fusion, bring fusion scientists together with specialists in atomic, molecular and materials science, and develop an outlook on major A+M+PMI research and data needs to advance the cause of fusion energy. The first such meeting was held in 1976 at Culham Laboratory, UK, and formulated for the first time a comprehensive scope for A+M data needs for fusion. The second meeting was held in 1980 in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, to review the status of data needs in relation to experimental programs of large tokamaks. The third meeting was held in Cadarache, France, in 1992 with the objective to review and identify new data needs for large operating fusion machines. The fourth meeting was held at the Jülich Research Centre, Germany, in 2002 to reconsider data needs in light of the further increase in size and power of fusion machines and the early use of deuterium-tritium fuel in these machines. With ITER now under active construction, with expanded interest in issues facing the next-step DEMO or fusion nuclear science facility (FNSF) as well as the current generation of long-pulse experiments, it seems appropriate to convene again a broad meeting on atomic, molecular and plasma-material interaction data for fusion science and technology.

Like the indicated earlier meetings the present meeting is meant to advance data-oriented research on A+M+PMI processes and properties that are important for fusion plasma simulation, fusion plasma diagnostics and fusion energy technology. As part of this goal, the meeting is meant to promote collaboration among fusion energy researchers and researchers in atomic, molecular and materials science, raise awareness in the A+M+PMI community of the continuing A+M+PMI science needs for fusion and highlight the contributions that can be made by the A+M+PMI sciences to fusion energy science and technology.

The meeting will feature invited and contributed oral presentations as well as a poster session. All talks are scheduled for 30 minutes including question time. An electronic projector connected to a computer with a slot for a USB flash drive or memory stick will be available for the presentations (PDF or Power Point).

In addition to the presentations there will be expert working sessions and discussion sessions dedicated to data research needs for A+M processes, PMI processes and materials structure properties.


The active links are to the presentation materials in a 2-by-4 pdf format for convenient viewing. Please see also the Book of Abstracts.

Monday 15 December 2014

08:30 - 09:00 Bas Braams, IAEA, and Keeman Kim, NFRI: Welcome.
09:00 - 09:30 David Campbell, ITER, Cadarache, France: Progress towards fusion energy at ITER.
09:30 - 10:00 Keeman Kim, NFRI, Daejeon, Korea: Design concept of Korean Fusion Demonstration Reactor.
10:00 - 10:30 Break.
10:30 - 11:00 Robin Barnsley, ITER, Cadarache, France: Overview of progress with ITER spectroscopic systems.
11:00 - 11:30 Valery A. Kurnaev, MEPhI, Moscow, Russian Federation: Survey of plasma-material interaction and atomic data studies for fusion in Russia.
11:30 - 12:00 Jonathan Tennyson, UCL, London, United Kingdom: Electron-molecule collision data using the R-matrix method.
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch.
14:00 - 14:30 Annarita Laricchiuta, CNR IMIP, Bari, Italy: Thermodynamics and transport properties of high-density hydrogen plasma.
14:30 - 15:00 Gregor Karwasz, N. Copernicus University, Torun, Poland: Known and unknown in electron-atom and molecule scattering.
15:00 - 15:30 Viatcheslav Kokoouline, UCF, USA: Uncertainty evaluation in theoretical calculations of cross sections and rate coefficients.
15:30 - 16:00 Break.
16:00 - 16:30 Shinichiro Kado, Kyoto University, Japan: Excited state temperature of atomic helium in MAP-II steady-state linear divertor simulator.
16:30 - 17:00 Dmitry Fursa: Electron scattering from the molecular hydrogen ion and heavy particle collisions with atoms and molecules.
18:00 - 20:00 Welcome reception.

Tuesday 16 December 2014

08:30 - 09:00 Kerry Lawson, CCFE, Culham, United Kingdom: Applications of atomic data to JET spectroscopic measurements.
09:00 - 09:30 Tomohide Nakano, JAEA, Naka, Japan: Experimental evaluation of W recombination and ionization rates/cross-sections.
09:30 - 10:00 Sebastijan Brezinsek, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany: Atomic and molecular spectroscopy in the scrape-off layer of high temperature fusion plasmas.
10:00 - 10:30 Break.
10:30 - 11:00 Pascal Quinet, University of Mons, Belgium: Atomic structure and radiative data calculations for heavy elements of interest in fusion plasma research. Theoretical challenges and recent advances.
11:00 - 11:30 Martin O'Mullane, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom: Atomic data provision in the ITER era - an ADAS perspective.
11:30 - 12:00 Roger Hutton, Fudan University, China: Atomic structure and spectroscopy of highly charged tungsten ions and relevance to ITER diagnostics.
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch.
14:00 - 14:30 Yuri Ralchenko, NIST, Gaithersburg, USA: Atomic spectroscopic data and spectra modeling for highly-charged high-Z ions.
14:30 - 15:00 Izumi Murakami, NIFS, Toki, Japan: NIFS atomic and molecular database and spectroscopic modelling for fusion plasma.
15:00 - 15:30 Ursel Fantz, IPP Garching and University of Augsburg, Germany: Relevance of molecules in ionizing and reombining plasmas in the divertor and in negative ion sources for fusion.
15:30 - 16:00 Break.
16:00 - 18:00 Poster Session.
(P) K. M. Aggarwal and F. P. Keenan: Energy levels and radiative rates for Br-like ions with Z≤50.
(P) G. Colonna: Self-consistent vibrational and electronic kinetics in a H2/He plasma.
(P) Xiaobin Ding: Visible M1 transition of the ground state of W[26+]- W[28+] ions.
(P) Makoto Imai: Charge exchange collision cross sections for tungsten ions.
(P) Younggil Jin: Analysis of tungsten long-term retention and re-emission with ion-induced defect generation under ion oversaturation condition.
(P) Hyun-Su Kim: Possibility of underestimation on sputtering yield of graphite and tungsten pfcs.
(P) Duck-Hee Kwon: Theoretical electron-impact ionization cross sections of P-like ions, W[17+], and W[+].
(P)Thomas W. Morgan: Determination of absolute erosion yields and S/XB values via cavity ring-down spectroscopy in the Pilot-PSI linear device.
(P) K. Park, S. Y. Sim, W. Lee and C. H. Oh: Deuterium plasma diagnostics using collisional-radiative model including molecular effects.
(P) Ben Xu, Xiaoyang Wang, Yinan Wang and Wei Liu: The hydrogen's influence on core structure of dislocations in PFM tungsten.
(P) Yang Yang: Magnetic field sensitive spectroscopic lines and their prospects in atomic and astrophysics.
(P) Deqiong Zhu and Takuji Oda: Influence of hydrogen-vacancy interaction on the mobility of hydrogen and vacancy in bcc-metal.
18:00 - Free for dinner.

Wednesday 17 December 2014

08:30 - 09:00 Olga V. Ogorodnikova, MEPhI, Moscow, Russian Federation: Comparison of deuterium trapping in ion- and neutron-damaged tungsten-based materials: experiments and modelling.
09:00 - 09:30 Howard Scott, LLNL, Livermore, CA, USA: Atomic physics and radiation transport in inertial confinement fusion simulations.
09:30 - 10:00 Yannick Marandet, Aix-Marseille University, France: On the influence of turbulent fluctuations on atomic and plasma-material interaction data for edge plasma modelling.
10:00 - 10:30 Break.
10:30 - 11:00 Detlev Reiter, Forschungszentrum Jülich,Germany: Atomic, molecular and PMI databases in the B2-EIRENE family of 2D edge plasma transport codes.
11:00 - 12:00 All: Discussion on atomic and molecular data.
12:30 - Free afternoon.

Thursday 18 December 2014

08:30 - 09:00 Shigeru Morita, NIFS, Toki, Japan: Recent progress on tungsten spectroscopy and its data analysis in Large Helical Device.
09:00 - 09:30 Christian Linsmeier, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany: The first wall of fusion reactors: A challenge for materials research.
09:30 - 10:00 Marek Rubel, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden: Material Migration in JET with metal plasma-facing components: impact on fuel inventory and modification of diagnostics mirrors.
10:00 - 10:30 Break.
10:30 - 11:00 Guang-Hong Lu, Beihang University, Beijing, China: Hydrogen and helium behaviors in tungsten: New insights from modeling & simulation.
11:00 - 11:30 Takuji Oda, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea: Development of potential model for tritium behavior in tungsten.
11:30 - 12:00 Igor E. Garkusha, IPP, Kharkov, Ukraine: Features of plasma interaction with tungsten brush surfaces under transient plasma loads simulating ITER divertor conditions.
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch.
14:00 - 14:30 Klaus Schmid, IPP Garching, Germany: Bridging the gap between atomic and molecular data and fusion experiments.
14:30 - 15:00 Heun-Tae Lee, Osaka University, Japan: Towards an improved understanding of hydrogen transport in tungsten.
15:00 - 15:30 Teppei Otsuka, Kyushu University, Japan: Retention and release behaviors of hydrogen in fusion reactor materials studied by means of tritium tracer techniques.
15:30 - 16:00 Break.
16:00 - 16:30 Predrag Krstic, Stony Brook University, NY, USA: Scientific challenges in the fusion plasma-material interface.
16:30 - 17:30 All: Discussion on plasma-material interaction data.
19:00 - 21:00 Conference dinner.

Friday 19 December 2014

08:30 - 09:00 Hyun-Kyung Chung, IAEA, Vienna, Austria: Past, present and future activities of IAEA Atomic and Molecular Data Unit.
09:00 - 09:30 Suk-Ho Hong, NFRI, Daejeon, Korea: Introduction to Activities on IAEA Dust Database.
09:30 - 10:00 Bas Braams, IAEA, Vienna, Austria: Data evaluation and uncertainty estimates for calculated A+M data.
10:00 - 10:30 Break.
10:30 - 11:30 All: Reviews: Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Material Interaction Data
11:30 - 12:00 All: Data needs: Plasma Modeling and Diagnostics
12:00 - 12:30 All: Conclusions and Recommendation.
12:30 Close of Meeting.

Venue, Accommodation, Travel and Visa

The meeting is held in the Daejeon Convention Centre (DCC). All talks are in Room 101/102 and the poster session is in the hall outside room 101/102.

Hotel options include the ICC Hotel (530m from DCC), the Toyoko Inn (2.6km from DCC), and the Lotte Cuty Hotel (370m from DCC and costs a bit more).

Travel information from Incheon International Airport to Daejeon.

Train and station information for connection from Seoul to Daejeon.

Designated participants who require a visa to enter Korea should submit the necessary application to the nearest diplomatic or consular representative of Korea. The official letter of invitation from the IAEA usually serves to assist with visa arrangements.

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