Project

Ab intio screening of suitable tungsten alloys as first wall material in nuclear fusion reactors

Duration
01 October 2010 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Metallurgical engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
density functional theory nuclear fusion material modelling tungsten alloy
 
Project description

Usually a material is extensively modelled in order to understand and improve its properties. This project works the other way round. A screening of a large number of materials will be executed in search of the right characteristics. We will focus on the most promising candidates. A test-case concerns optimal tungsten alloys for first wall materials in fusion reactors.