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DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIALS FOR THE FIRST WALL OF A NUCLEAR FUSION REACTOR
Year:2013

Research Areas
  • Engineering

Information
Abstract
The purpose of the first wall in a nuclear fusion facility is to protect the underlying structural material against the severe irradiation conditions that will take place. In particular, in the case of laser fusion with direct targets (e.g., HiPER project), intense pulses of ions will arrive at the first wall after every explosion. Tungsten is the material of choice due to its good refractory properties, low sputtering and low tritium retention. However, even if a W first wall is designed to accommodate the ion pulses, the accumulation of light species and the formation of pressurized bubbles lead to fatal failure due to W exfoliation with mass loss.
International
Si
Congress
25th Symposium on Fusion Engineering
960
Place
San Francisco, USA
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0000-0000
Start Date
10/06/2013
End Date
14/06/2013
From page
1
To page
1
Proceedings
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Fusión Nuclear Inercial y Tecnología de fusión
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Fusión Nuclear
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Nuclear