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Investigations of Materials under High Repetition and Intense Fusion Pulses

Report of a Coordinated Research Project 2011–2016

IAEA TECDOC No. 1829
English IAEA-TECDOC-1829 978-92-0-108217-6
300 274 18.00 2017

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This publication presents experimental simulations of plasma-surface interaction phenomena at extreme conditions as expected in a fusion reactor, using dedicated test bed devices such as dense plasma focus, particle accelerators, plasma accelerators and plasma guns. It includes the investigation of the mechanism of material damage during transient heat loads on materials and addresses, in particular, the performance and adequacy of tungsten as plasma facing material for the next step fusion devices, such as ITER and fusion demonstration power plants. The publication is a compilation of the main results and findings of an IAEA coordinated research project on investigations on materials under high repetition and intense fusion pulses, conducted in the period 2011–2016 and provides a practical knowledge base for scientists and engineers carrying out activities in the plasma-material surface interaction area.

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Keywords

Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion, Plasma, Ionized Gases, Plasma Confinement, Fusion Reactors, Investigations, Plasma-Surface Interaction, PSI, Particle Accelerators, Plasma Accelerators, Plasma Guns, Nuclear Power Plants, Plasma-Material Surface Interaction, Tungsten, CRP, Coordinated Research Project, Beryllium, Fission Reactor, Neutrons, DPF, Dense Plasma Focus, Materials, ITER, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, Material Damage, Electron Beam, Demonstration Power Plants, Intense Fusion Pulses, Plasma Facing Materials, Hot Plasma, Fast Ion Beams

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