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The most serious safety and environmental concern for thermonuclear fusion reactors involves the induced radioactivity of the first wall and structural components. The development of low activation materials will simplify the maintenance problems of components and will simplify the disposal or recycling of structural materials. Ceramic fibre reinforced SiC materials offer low activation characteristics in combination with good thermomechanical properties. This class of materials is under investigation as structural materials for application in fusion reactors. The aim is to maximise the enormous potential benefits resulting from the inherent safety of a fusion reactor.

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Authors: FENICI P, JRC Ispra (IT);SCHOLZ H W, JRC Ispra (IT);FILIPUZZI L, SEP, St. Medard en Jalles (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 6th European Conference on Composite Materials and Associated Conferences, Bordeaux (FR), September 20-24, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37651 ORA
Record Number: 199311038 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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