Investigation of tungsten exposed to fusion relevant intense H/He particle fluxes and thermal loads

01 October 2015 → 31 March 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Power electronics
    • Energy generation, conversion and storage engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Metallurgical engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
    • Other engineering and technology
material characterization high heat flux tests plasma wall interaction tungsten transient thermal loads nuclear fusion plasma facing material
Project description

Tungsten is used in fusion reactors to shield the rest of the device from the hot plasma. Therefore, tungsten is simultaneously exposed to a combination of neutron, particle and heat radiation. Two exposure conditions, H/He flux and thermal loads, are experimentally studied. This project will identify the alteration in damage behavior from both exposure-types in the presence of the other.