Fundamental problems of materials research for fusion
Structural materials in a fusion reactor are exposed to extreme operating conditions. The most damaging condition is a high flux of energetic neutrons. In order to develop materials for this application it is necessary to develop models and procedures to determine, by quantitative extrapolation, the effects of high neutron fluences on the materials properties from the results of low fluence experiments. It may thus be possible to reduce the radiation time required and to speed up the development time sufficiently, in order to develop new materials in time for the construction of a DEMO fusion reactor.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Conference on the Physics of Irradiation Effects in Metals, Siofok (HU), May 20-24, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36184 ORA
Record Number: 199110824 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
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