UKAEA Papers

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)16

The contribution provides a concise overview of ion beam analysis methods and pro- cedures in studies of materials exposed to fusion plasmas in controlled fusion devices with magnetic confinement. An impact of erosion-deposition processes on the morphology of wall materials is- presented. In particular, results for deuterium analyses are discussed.…

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2022
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)11

Solid titanium beryllide blocks will be used for neutron multiplication in the in the helium-cooled pebble bed (HCPB) blanket concept of EU DEMO. A combination of hot extrusion of Be-Ti powders and subsequent hot isostatic pressing (HIP) of the obtained Be-Ti composites has been proposed for manufacturing such blocks. This work is devoted to the st…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(21)12

This contribution outlines a strategy for assessing tritium (T) inventory in plasma facing components (PFC) during JET T operations. It is based on retention as a fraction of fuel injected in-vessel, currently reported as 0.24% for 2011-2012 operating period, in conjunction with the planned T pulse schedule providing fueling of 4 g T injected per d…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)48

Atom probe tomography and related methods probe the 3D architecture of a material. Which software tools microscopists use and how these tools are connected into work flows makes a substantial contribution to the accuracy and precision of a materials characterization experiment. Typically, the tools of a specific community adapt results and methods …

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)49

Using a combination of simulated data and pyrite isotopic reference materials, we have refined a methodology to obtain quantitative δ34S measurements from atom probe tomography (APT) datasets. This study builds on previous attempts to characterize relative 34S/32S ratios in gold containing pyrite using APT. We have also improved our understand…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)50

The results of small-scale mechanical tests are convoluted by the so-called size effect, whereby materials appear stronger when the scale of the test is reduced to the order of microns or less. The dimensional range over which this occurs has been shown to be linked to a change in sample microstructure, such as the addition of defects induced by…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)52

Fusion has entered the engineering era. Moving from plasma science to experiments demonstrating the benefits of modified torus shapes and advanced divertor geometries, the ‘field’ has become an ‘industry’. Investors focus now on whether superconducting magnet joints are feasible in large tokamak designs and how to deliver net energy to grid…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)27

Tungsten is one the primary candidate materials for the high neutron flux, high temperature components of a future demonstrate fusion reactor. Despite this, there is a lack of data on W under fusion relevant neutron doses and irradiation temperatures. Transmutation reactions result in the production of Re and Os solute atoms, at a rate which is …

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)26

The first divertor was installed in the JET machine between 1992 and 1994 and was operated with carbon tiles and then beryllium tiles in 1994-5. Post-mortem studies after these first experiments demonstrated that most of the impurities deposited in the divertor originate in the main chamber, and that asymmetric deposition patterns generally favouri…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)24

Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) is performed to analyse the microstructural state of reference CuCrZr material with carefully controlled heat treatments, small-scale manufacturing mock-ups of assemblies and high-heat-flux exposed mock-ups. The information derived from the SANS data corresponds well to existing literature data based on microsc…

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