UKAEA Journals

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)36

Ti-containing micro-alloyed steels are often alloyed with molybdenum (Mo) to gain superior ageing-resistance through reduced nano-precipitate coarsening, although the exact mechanism is still disputed. Using small angle neutron scattering (SANS), we characterize precipitate composition and coarsening in Ti micro-alloyed steels with and without Mo t…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)75

Eurofer 97 is the main structural material targeted for the DEMO reactors which will be operated under magnetic fields. It is therefore imperative to understand the effect of magnetic fields on the mechanical properties of the Eurofer 97. Here we preform 30 uniaxial tensile tests with and without a 1.5 T magnetic field at room temperature. The stat…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)66

Functional materials’ properties are influenced by microstructures which can be changed during manufacturing. Experimental characterisation is often time consuming and expensive. A technique is presented which digitises graphite foam via X-ray tomography and converts it into image-based models to determine properties in silico. By simulating a la…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)53

Within a tokamak fusion energy device, the performance and lifespan of a divertor monoblock under high heat flux cycles is of particular interest. Key to this is the quality of manufacture, especially the material joining interfaces. Presented here is a comparative study between X-ray and neutron tomography to investigate the quality of manufacture…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)18

An investigation has been carried out to verify if the strain rate sensitivity effect of 316 steel material can be measured using the small punch test method. It was found that the effect was observed during small punch testing over a displacement rate range of 0.0125 – 1.25 mm/min, with maximum load increasing as the rate increased, and the stra…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)8

There are several programmes within the fusion community that are engaged in the design of fusion devices to follow the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), referred to as “demonstrators”. These programmes have identified many issues over the past decade and research now concentrates on optimising the combination of systems …

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)33

The microstructure and thermal stability of V-4Cr-4Ti-1.8Y-0.4Ti3SiC2 alloy, fabricated by 60 hr mechanical milling of blended powders followed by spark plasma sintering (SPS) and hot isostatic pressing, has been investigated. Analysis was undertaken using orientation image maps obtained from the electron backscattering and transmission Kikuchi dif…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)34

The extreme environments found within the nuclear sector impose large safety factors on modelling analyses to ensure components operate in their desired manner. Improving analysis accuracy has clear value of increasing the design space that could lead to greater efficiency and reliability. Novel materials for new reactor designs often exhibit non-…

Preprint Published
2016

Demountable superconducting magnet coils would offer signi fi cant benefits to commercial nuclear fusion power plants. Whether large pressed joints or large soldered joints provide the solution for demountable fusion magnets, a critical component or building block for both will be the many, smaller-scale joints that enable the supercurrent to leave…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)46

A summary of negative ion development work being presently undertaken at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is given. The Small Negative Ion Facility (SNIF) has an RF driven volume ion source with beam extraction at energies up to 30keV. The extracted beam of Hions has an associated co-extracted electron beam with an electron to ion ratio o…

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