Simulation of plasma-wall interaction processes and tritium retention in fusion relevant materials: experiments and modeling

01 October 2010 → 30 September 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Atomic and molecular physics
    • Classical physics
    • Physics of gases, plasmas and electric discharges
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other engineering and technology
tokamak physics of materials tritium retention modeling plasma physics nuclear fusion plasma-wall interaction
Project description

With the new VISION I plasmatron at the SCK-CEN (Mol) it is possibleto study the combined effect of different operational conditions in a tomakak. Deep understanding of the interaction between fusion plasma and inner reactor materials is indispensable for the design of the ITER tokamak and future commercial fusion power plants. Obtaining this knowledge requires also dedicated modeling.