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The extreme anisotropy of heat and particle transport due to the dominant parallel ﬂows in the SOL lead to very localized regions of high load onto the limiter or divertor targets. This constraint can only be faced by establishing an extremely glancing incidence of the magnetic ﬁeld with an angle of about one degree. However in practice, wall tolerances and magnetic error ﬁelds cause a variation of the local angle typically of the same order. , changing the strike point position of the separatrix at the divertor plates in time, could spread the power deposition over larger areas.
7). The plasma ions are accelerated up the ion sound speed by reaching the sheath entrance and recombine at the surface. To ensure the equality of ion and electron ﬂuxes, the surface is negatively charged with respect to the plasma potential. The loss of plasma is partly compensated by dissociation and subsequent ionization of emitted molecules but mainly balanced by the diﬀusive transport out of the undisturbed core region into the edge plasma. The thickness of the so-called scrape-oﬀ layer (SOL) formed by the sink action of limiters or divertor plates (Fig.
22 4 Fusion Concepts tion to divertor operation (see below), important with respect to power and particle exhaust, impurity control, and minimization of erosion and impurity production. The exhaust will depend on the island structures at the edge of the plasma and the degree of ergodization there . The aspect ratio, which is the ratio of the major plasma radius to the minor plasma radius, is larger than that of tokamaks, hence, the power loading onto the ﬁrst wall is correspondingly reduced.