International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is the largest global cooperation project, which will be built as the world's largest tokamak to explore the commercial production of fusion-based electricity. In order to connect the busbars electrically and hydraulically, the 'shaking hands' twin-box type joint was designed and implemented for ITER project. Different from the conventional method, the indium bonding technology was developed instead of the Tin soldering method for the joint connection. In order to qualify for the ITER correction coil (CC) feeder joint structure and the manufacturing technology, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Science (ASIPP) has launched the joint qualification on the manufacture process and the cryogenic performance. By means of the indium bonding, the joint resistance can be lower than 1 nΩ before and after the mechanical fatigue. This paper reports the structure and manufacturing process of CC feeder joint, describes the establishing of the testing setup, and finally discusses the cryogenic testing results. Besides the joint resistance, the pressure drop and the critical temperature are reported.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering