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Abstract

THE MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS FOR FUTURE FUSION DEVICES DEPEND STRONGLY ON THEIR OBJECTIVES AND OPERATION CONDITIONS. THE CHALLENGE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE IS TO ADAPT AND TO FIND SOLUTIONS TO CONSTANTLY CHANGING REQUIREMENTS. AN OUTLINE IS GIVEN OF NET - THE NEXT EUROPEAN TORUS - AND ITS OPERATING CONDITIONS COMPARED WITH THAT OF ITS SUCCESSOR DEMO. THIS IS FOLLOWED BY A DESCRIPTION OF THE MAIN COMPONENTS, NAMELY, THE FIRST WALL, DIVERTOR, TRITIUM BREEDING BLANKET, RADIATION SHIELD AND SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET, AND OF SUBSIDIARY COMPONENTS. THE CONTINUING CHALLENGE OF THE MATERIALS PROBLEMS FOR EACH COMPONENT AS THE DESIGNS EVOLVE ARE SUMMARISED. TWO SPECIFIC PROBLEMS, THE EFFECTS OF DISRUPTIONS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF LOW ACTIVATION MATERIALS ARE BRIEFLY CONSIDERED.

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Authors: SCHILLER P JRC-ISPRA NIHOUL J NET TEAM MAX PLANCK INSTITUT, MUENCHEN, D , JRC-ISPRA;NET TEAM MAX PLANCK INSTITUT, MUENCHEN, D
Bibliographic Reference: PAPER PRESENTED: 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUSION REACTOR MATERIALS, KARLSRUHE/D, OCT. 4-8, 1987. JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS, VOLS. 155-157, PP 41-48, 1988
Record Number: 1989126217200 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en