A STUDY OF THE APPLICATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURE MATERIALS IN FUSION REACTORS
An associated concern is how to adequately test materials in conditions relevant to those expected in reactors. The present study, which has been carried out at AERE Harwell (with a contribution from SCK Mo1) under a contract between the UKAEA and the Commission of the European Communities (represented by J.R.C. Petten), has aimed to highlight the current status of knowledge in the field of materials for service at high temperatures and to identify the problem areas that require major research efforts. As revealed in the contents list the study is in six main sections: in the first the physics of fusion is outlined together with reactor design proposals; section 2 concerns itself with the environmental conditions under which materials will have to operate in a fusion device; section 3 is devoted to an in-depth review of the different classes of materials considered to have applications for fusion; section 4 examines the theory of defect behaviour and radiation damage relevant to fusion, and the way in which the fusion environment can be simulated for testing purposes; section 5 outlines the major national fusion programmes at present under way in the U.S.A. Japan and Europe; finally section 6 ends the report with some overall conclusions and recommendations.
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO METALLURGY DIVISION, AERE HARWELL, OXON, (UK), MENTIONING REPORT G2436, 1982
Record Number: 1989122045000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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