Symposium Program

At-a-glance ISLA-7 program

Dec. 12th (Mon)Dec. 13th (Tue)Dec. 14th (Wed)Dec. 15th (Thu)Dec. 16th (Fri)
8:00 amBus departure from hotel (8:00am)Bus departure from hotel (8:00am)Bus departure from hotel (8:00am)
9:00 amBus departure from hotel (9:00am)Session-4Session-6Session-9
On-site registration (till 11am)coffee break
11:00 amSession-1 (opening session)coffee breakcoffee breakSession-10 (closing session)
11:30 amChancellor’s welcome luncheon
Chubu Univ. Campus Plaza
3F “Student Hall”
12:00 pmlunch breaklunch break 
0:40pmlunch break
1:00 pmSession-2Session-5Session-7
1:30 pmBus departure to Nagoya tour (1:30pm)
coffee break
3:00 pmcoffee breakSession-8Nagoya castle
3:30 pmSession-3Atsuta Shrine
3:50 pm Bus departure to NIFS (4:10pm) 
5:30 pmRegistration at hotel (till 6:30pm)NIFS VisitBus departure to hotel (5:20pm)Bus departure to hotel (5:30pm)
6:00 pmBus departure to hotel (6:00pm)
6:30 pmGet-together party
Hotel Plaza Kachigawa
2F “Sakura Room”
Bus departure to hotel (6:30pm)
7:00 pmSymposium reception
Hilton Nagoya
28F “One O Five”
8:30 pm
9:00 pmBus departure to hotel(9:00pm)

Day#1: Japan – Dec. 12th(Mon.)

On-site Registration: 5:30pm~6:30pm

Get Together Party: 6:30pm~8:30pm
MC: Y. Hirooka (Chubu Univ.)

Day#2: Japan – Dec. 13th(Tue.)

Bus departs from hotel at 9:00 am
On-site registration open till 11:00 am

Session 1 Opening Session:
Chair: Y. Hirooka (Chubu Univ., Japan)

11:00am:  Administrative announcements:  Y. Hirooka
 Opening remark-1: Y. Takeuchi, President of Chubu Univ.
  Group photo shooting

Chancellor’s luncheon (11:30 – 1:00pm)
MC: Y. Hirooka

11:30am Opening remark-2:  A. Iiyoshi, Chancellor of Chubu Univ.

Session 2 –  Program overviews and LM experiments:  
1:00pm~3:10pm (130 minutes)   Chair: M. Ono (PPPL, USA)

  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm: Recent activities on flowing liquid Li limiter experiments in EAST – J. S. Hu (ASIPP, China)
  • 1:30 – 2:00 pm: Liquid metal plasma facing components designs for fusion devices – R. Maingi (PPPL, USA)
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm: Observations of convection effects on particle and heat transport in liquid metals under plasma bombardment – Y. Hirooka (Chubu Univ. Japan)
  • 2:30 – 2:50 pm: Physics basis for design of liquid metal divertor on tokamak COMPASS Upgrade – J. Horacek (Czech Academy of Science, Czech)
  • 2:50 – 3:10 pm: Performance of a liquid tin divertor target during ASDEX Upgrade Land H-mode operation – J.G.A. Scholte (Eindhoven Univ. of Tech. Netherlands)

Coffee break

Session 3 – Liquid Metal Flows and MHDs:
3:30pm~5:50pm (140 minutes)   Chair:  A. de Castro (CIEMAT, Spain)

  • 3:30 – 3:50 pm: Closed loop system for observation of liquid metal flow in magnetic field – R. Hiraka (Kyushu Univ. Japan)
  • 3:50 – 4:10 pm: A duct design for reducing grad-B MHD drag – M. Shimada (fmr QST, Japan)
  • 4:10 – 4:30 pm: Liquid Metal Free Surface Flow in Transverse and Surface Normal Magnetic Fields – N. Mburu (Univ. of Oxford, UK)
  • 4:30 – 4:50 pm: Validation Study of Open FOAM MHD Solver Against a Magnetic Obstacle on GaInSn Flow Channel – N. Erkan (UKAEA, UK)
  • 4:50 – 5:10 pm: The thickness of MHD film flow in an open channel – J-H Pan (Univ. Chinese Academy of Science, China)
  • 5:10 – 5:30 pm: Spreading features of a liquid metal droplet under magnetic fields – T. Han (Univ. Chinese Academy of Science, China)
  • 5:30 – 5:50 pm: MHD Flow in Simple Cubic Periodic Array Geometry – L. Buligins (Univ. of Latvia, Latvia)

Bus departs for hotel at 6:00pm

Day#3: Japan – Dec. 14th (Wed.)

Bus departs from hotel at 8:00am

Session 4 – Liquid Metal Facilities:
9:00am~12:00am (180 minutes incl. coffee break)   Chair: Y. Hirooka (Chubu Univ., Japan)

  • 9:00 – 9:30 am: An integrated laboratory for the development of Liquid-Metal Shield technologies for fusion reactors – T.W. Morgan (DIFFER, Netherlands)
  • 9:30 – 10:00 am: Physics and technology research for liquid-metal divertor development at the OLMAT high heat-flux facility – A. de Castro  Calles (CIEMAT, Spain)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am: Overview of Liquid Metal Research at the University of Illinois – A. Shone for D. Andruczyk (Univ. of Illinois U-C, USA)

Coffee break

  • 10:40 – 11:00 am: Lithium’s Effect on Spatial Profiles of HIDRA Plasma – S. Smith (Univ. of Illinois U-C, USA)
  • 11:00 – 11:20 am: Design of the Liquid-Metal In-Vacuo Injection System (LIVIn) in the IGNIS-2 Facility – T. Marchhart (Penn State Univ. USA)
  • 11:20 – 11:40 am: Development of a Liquid Lithium Loop for a Low-Recycling Free-Surface PFC – S. Stemmley (Univ. of Illinois U-C, USA)
  • 11:40 – 12:00 am: Advances in Tokamak Energy’s lithium technology development from divertors to tritium recovery – P.F. Buxton (Tokamak Energy, UK)

Lunch break (12:00 – 1:00pm)

Session 5 -Liquid Metal Experiments and Modeling I:
1:00pm~3:30pm (150 minutes). Chair: P. Bunting (Tokamak Energy)

  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm: Recent progress on investigations into plasma – lithium surface interactions in LTX-β – S. Abe (PPPL, USA)
  • 1:30 – 1:50 pm: Hydrogen Extraction by Thermal Distillation in Lithium Loop Systems – C. Moynihan (Univ. of Illinois U-C, USA)
  • 1:50 – 2:10 pm: A lithium vapour box module design for experiments in the linear plasma generator Magnum-PSI – F. Romano (DIFFER, Netherlands)
  • 2:10 – 2:30 pm: Application of the MELCOR fusion code to the transient accident analysis of the IFMIF-DONES Target Test Cell (TTC) – M. Pérez (CIEMAT, Spain)
  • 2:30 – 2:50 pm: Studies of Thermal Sputtering and Vapor Shielding of Tin-CPS targets in the OLMAT Facility – F. Tabares (CIEMAT, Spain)
  • 2:50 – 3:10 pm: The Liquid Metals Laboratory for Fusion Applications at CIEMAT – D. Rapisarda (CIEMAT, Spain)
  • 3:10 – 3:30 pm: Comparative study of different Sn wetted W CPSs exposed to NBI fluxes in the OLMAT facility – E. Oyarzabal (CIEMAT, Spain)
  • 3:30 – 3:50 pm: New Developments in Muon-Catalyzed Fusion Research” – S. Okada (Chubu Univ., Japan)

Bus departs for NIFS at 4:00 pm
NIFS Visit
Bus departs for hotel at 6:30pm

Day#4: Japan – Dec. 15th (Thu.)

Bus departs from hotel at 8:00am

Session 6 – Liquid Metal Experiments and Modeling II:
9:00am~12:00am (180 minutes incl. coffee break).  Chair: T. W. Morgan (DIFFER, Netherlands)

  • 9:00 – 9:20 am: 3D-MHD Liquid-metal-flow simulations and experiments in Oroshhi-2/NIFS and LMX-U/PPPL for divertor applications – F. Saenz (Princeton Univ. USA)
  • 9:20 – 9:40 am: Modelling of Fast Flow Liquid Lithium Divertor for a Fusion Nuclear Science Facility (FNSF) by SOLPS-ITER – M.S. Islam (ORNL, USA)
  • 9:40 – 10:00 am: Development of Liquid Lithium Plasma Facing Components Using Porous Media and MHD Drive – A. Khodak (PPPL, USA)
  • 10:00 – 10:20 am: Modeling a Lithium Vapor Box Divertor and Resulting Ion Flows on NSTX-U using SOLPS – E. D. Emdee (PPPL, USA)

Coffee break

  • 10:40 – 11:00 am: Towards integrated target-SOL-core plasma simulations for power exhaust in the EU DEMO with a liquid metal divertor – G. F. Nallo (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
  • 11:00 – 11:20 am: Fuel particle control using different Li technologies in EAST – G. Z. Zuo (ASIPP, China)
  • 11:20 – 11:40 am: Ejection of droplets from liquid gallium by collapse of bubbles induced by plasma-liquid interaction – K. Sasaki (Hokkaido Univ. Japan)
  • 11:40 – 12:00 am: Concept Design Study of a Liquid Metal Supply System for Divertor Targets – B. Chuilon (UKAEA, UK)

Lunch break (12:00 – 1:00pm)

Session 7 – Divertor Physics and Heat Flux Mitigation:
1:00pm~2:40pm (100 minutes) Chair: M. Shimada (fmr QST, Japan)

  • 1:00 – 1:20 pm: Helium Retention Induced by Lithium Evaporation in HIDRA: Identifying Retention Mechanisms – A. Shone (Univ. of Illinois U-C, USA)
  • 1:20 – 1:40 pm: Impacts of lithium injection positions on lithium transport and heat load on EAST with EMC3-EIRENE modelling – B. Liu (Dalian Univ. Tech. China)
  • 1:40 – 2:00 pm: Active lithium injection for a real time control of the divertor heat flux for fusion devices – M. Ono (PPPL, USA)
  • 2:00 – 2:20 pm: Liquid metal compatibility assessments for Sn, Li and Pb-Li – B.A. Pint (ORNL, USA)
  • 2:20 – 2:40 pm: Generalising the Geometry of Liquid Metal Infused Trenches (LiMIT) – O. Bond (Univ. of Oxford, UK)

Coffee break

Session 8 – Plasma – LM interactions:
3:00pm~5:10pm (130 minutes)  Chair: R. Maingi (PPPL, USA)

  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm: Deuterium retention in Li-D co-deposits in magnum-psi and comparison with SOLPS-ITER – M. Morbey (DIFFER, Netherlands)
  • 3:30 – 3:50 pm: Effect of air contamination on deuterium desorption in liquid lithium – L. Li (ASIPP, China)
  • 3:50 – 4:10 pm: Quantitative Evaluation of Hydrogen Accumulation into Bubble Occurred in Liquidized Sn-Bi-Li-Er under H2 Plasma Exposure – K. Tamura (Nagoya Univ. Japan)
  • 4:10 – 4:30 pm: Coating compatibility with lead lithium and Li diffusion measurements – E. Carella (CIEMAT, Spain)
  • 4:30 – 4:50 pm: Design of an Electrochemical Sensor for on-line detection of Hydrogen isotopes (H, D and T) on liquid metals – J. Patiño (CIEMAT, Spain)
  • 4:50 – 5:10 pm: H-isotopes extraction from liquid PbLi using permeation against vacuum: permeable membrane vs. free-surface – B. Garcinuño (CIEMAT, Spain)

Bus departs for hotel at 5:20pm

Symposium Reception (7:00pm〜)
MC: Y. Hirooka (Chubu Univ.)

7:0: Reception KANPAI speech: Y. Takeuchi, President of Chubu Univ.

Day#5: Japan – Dec. 16th (Fri.)

Bus departs from hotel at 8:00am

Session 9 – Liquid Metal PFCs, Erosions and Wettability:
9:00am~11:00am (120 minutes) Chair: T. Goto (NIFS, Japan)

  • 9:00 – 9:20 pm: In Situ Hydride Separation and Magnetic Field Gradients on LMX-U for Liquid Metal Divertor Applications – B. Wynne (Princeton Univ. USA)
  • 9:20 – 9:40 am: Corrosion characteristics of different fusion materials in liquid lithium X.C Meng (Institute of Energy, China)
  • 9:40 – 10:00 am: Corrosion characteristics of China RAFM steel of CLF-1 in static liquid lithium – D.H. Zhang (ASIPP, China)
  • 10:00 – 10:20 am: Liquid Li Wettability on W and Hydrogen Dynamics in Hybrid Liquid Li-W substrates – C. López Pérez (Penn State Univ. USA)
  • 10:20 – 10:40 am: HeatLMD code for liquid metal plasma facing component erosion modelling – J. Cecrdle (Czech Academy of Science, Czech)
  • 10:40 – 11:00 am: Composite Lithium-boron material as a candidate for plasma facing elements – S. Krat (National Research Nuclear Univ. Russia)

Coffee break

Session 10 Closing Session:
11:10am~12:40pm (90 minutes) Chair: Y. Hirooka (Chubu Univ., Japan)

11:10 – 12:30 pm: Session chairs’ summaries (10 min. each)
Session 2: M. Ono (PPPL)
Session 3: A. de Castro (CIEMAT)
Session:4: Y. Hirooka ‘Chubu Univ.)
Session 5: P. Bunting (Tokamak Ene.)
Session 6:T. Morgan (DIFFER)
Session 7: R. Maingi (PPPL)
Session 8. M. Shimada (fmr. QST)
Session 9: T. Goto (NIFS)

12:30pm: ISLA-8 Chairman’s speech: J. Hu (AS-IPP)
12:35pm: Closing remarks:  Y. Hirooka (Chubu Univ.)

Lunch break (12:40 – 1:30pm)

Bus departs to Nagoya at 1:30pm
Nagoya Castle
Atsuta Shrine
Bus departs for hotel at 5:30 pm

Social Events

  1. Get-together cocktail party on Dec. 12th, 2022, starting at around 5:30pm in parallel with registration at the Hotel Plaza Kachigawa.
  2. Visiting the Large Helical Device (LHD) at the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS).
  3. Symposium reception on Dec. 15th, 2022, starting 6:30pm at the Sky Lounge, Hilton Nagoya.
  4. Sightseeing tour to Nagoya on Dec. 16th, 2022, starting at around 130pm, visiting: 1. Nagoya Castle; 2. Atsuta shrine.
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