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

01 October 2010 → 31 May 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
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 nuclear fusion plasma-wall interaction plasma physics modeling
Project description

With the new VISION I plasmatron at the SCK-CEN (Mol) it is possible to study the combined effect of different operational conditions in a tokamak. 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.