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Abstract

The present and future role of the High Flux Reactor Petten for fusion materials testing has been assessed. For practical purposes the Tokamak-based fusion reactor is chosen as a point of departure to identify material problems and materials data needs. The identification is largely based on the INTOR and NET design studies, the reported programme strategies of Japan, the U.S.A. and the European Communities for technical development of thermonuclear fusion reactors and on interviews with several experts. Existing and planned irradiation facilities, their capabilities and limitations concerning materials testing have been surveyed and discussed. It is concluded that fission reactors can supply important contributions for fusion materials testing. From the point of view of future availability of fission testing reactors and their performance it appears that the HFR is a useful tool for materials testing for a large variety of materials. Prospects and recommendations for future developments are given.

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Authors: CONRAD R, JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS);VON DER HARDT P, JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS);LOELGEN R, JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS);SCHEURER H, JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS);ZEISSER P JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS), JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9515 EN (1984) FS, 53 P., BFR 350, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123021900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en