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SiC in the form of a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) is one of the low activation materials (LAM) used in the first wall and structural components of fusion reactors because of its radioactivation characteristics. In order to calculate whether all the LAM criteria are fulfilled, the concentration of certain trace impurities in batches of industrial material must be known. The concentrations of a variety of trace elements in four ceramic matrix/ceramic fibre-composite materials from different industrial production routes were determined by charged particle activation analysis (CPAA). The results demonstrate the value of this non-destructive analysis method in the study of LAMs.

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Authors: CASTELEYN K, JRC Ispra (IT);SCHOLZ H W, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Trace and Microprobe Techniques, Vol. 11 (1993) Nos. 1-3, pp. 29-42
Record Number: 199410005 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en