Experimental and analytical investigations to air and steam ingress into the vacuum vessel of fusion reactors
The basic fusion safety objective is the development of fusion power plants with features that protect individuals, society and the environment by establishing and maintaining an effective defence against radiological and other hazards. The safety conscious selection of materials as one prevention feature gives the basis for the work described in this report. In order to protect the metallic wall of fusion reactors from direct interaction with the plasma an extra armour is foreseen. Carbon offers the features low atomic number, high melting point, high thermal conductivity and good mechanical stability up to high temperatures making it a favourite as armour material. During the testing of candidate materials under oxidizing conditions in oxygen and steam in collaboration with NET the carbon compound Aerolor AO5 of Carbone Lorraine has been examined in detail in the experiments INDEX 2 and SPALEX.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: Jül-3333 DE (1996) 151pp.
Availability: Available from Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Zentralbibliothek, 52425 Jülich (DE)
Record Number: 199710702 / Last updated on: 1997-06-09
Original language: de
Available languages: de