Ongoing research projects
Ongoing research projects in iMMC (August 2020)
This a short description of research projects which are presently under progress in iMMC.
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List of projects related to: tungsten, fusion
|Development and qualification of irradiation tolerant tungsten and novel toughness-enhanced composites for fusion applications|
Researcher: Chao Yin
Supervisor(s): Thomas Pardoen
This research aims at investigation of the radiation damage and post-irradiation mechanical-thermal behavior of tungsten. Tungsten selected as the first wall armor and Tungsten-based composites for structural applications in DEMO are expected to receive doses up to 20 dpa (Fe) (for the EARLY DEMO) or even higher (full power DEMO) . Under these conditions, the mechanical properties of the materials are known to degrade radically due to (i) neutron irradiation, (ii) heat transients, (iii) plasma gas uptake and (iv) nuclear transmutation. Thus, this investigation is called by the need to validate the performance of novel and baseline garde tungsten. This project will include the experiemental study of reference and irradiated materials carried out by mechanical test and microstructure investigation.