THERMONUCLEAR FUSION TECHNOLOGY - ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT 1983.
The objective of this programme is to study the technological problems related to "Post Jet" experimental machines and to assess the engineering aspects of Fusion Power Reactor Plants. The work performed in 1983 concerns four projects: The project 1: "Fusion rector studies" supported the NET activities. In particular starting from the INTOR assessment, new requirements suited to European needs have been developed. Progress has been marked in the reactor configuration and related maintenance capabilities. Safety and environmental problems have been dealt with. In the project 2: "Blanket technology" additional information has been obtained on the behaviour of hydrogen isotopes in structural materials and liquid breeders. Investigations on the Li - Pb eutectic have made progress. The project 3: "Materials sorting and development" has continued the characterization of Mn-Cr austenitic steels. Concerning coatings and armour: good results for limiter - divertor applications and for protection of plasma exposed structures; concerning radiation damage, in-pile experiments and theoretical modelling have made progress. Intense neutron sources studies have shown that they could reproduce adequately the fusion environment. Project 4: "Cyclotron operation and experiments" Four beam lines are operational and work is in progress on another one. Most projects were carried out in collaboration with other European laboratories.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9028 EN (1984) FS, 6 P., BFR 200, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989124008200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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