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Multi-component alloys are emerging as promising metallic materials for cryogenic applications for their excellent combination of high ultimate tensile strength and good ductility. But their low yield strength can severely limit their applications. Lattice distortion is emerging as a feasible method in overcoming this dilemma. Here, we investigate …


Deformation mechanisms of high entropy alloys (HEAs) at cryogenic temperatures have attracted extensive research interest. We used in situ neutron diffraction to study the tensile behavior of a face-centered-cubic HEA at 77 and 15 K and compared its stacking fault energy (SFE) at ambient and cryogenic temperatures. The SFE dropped from 28…

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Breeding blankets are designed to ensure tritium self-sufficiency in deuterium- tritium fusion power plants. In addition to this, breeder blankets play a vital role in shielding key components of the reactor, and provide the main source of heat which will ultimately be used to generate electricity. The design of blankets is critical to the success …

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Alfven eigenmodes (AEs) are studied to assess their stability in high density reactor relevant regimes. Stable AEs are excited with active magnetohydrodynamics antennas in the range of the expected AE frequency. Toroidal Alfven eigenmode (TAE) damping rates have been observed in diverted and limited Ohmic plasmas. Energetic particle modes or TAEs h…


An avalanche or ‘‘sandpile’’ model is discussed that generalizes the original self-organized criticality avalanche model of Bak, Tang, and Wiesenfeld [Phys. Rev. Lett. 59 , 381 (1987)] to include spatially extended local redistribution. A single control parameter specifies the spatial extent of local redistribution when the critical gradien…


Advanced Tokamak Concepts [C. Kessel, J. Manickam, G. Rewoldt, and W. M. Tang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72 , 1212 (1994)] have been designed assuming that the ‘‘Resistive Wall Mode’’ (RWM) is stable. It has recently been shown that the RWM can be stabilized by a combination of strong uniform plasma rotation and visco-resistive dissipation. In this …