UKAEA Journals

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)81

The suitability of post-weld heat treatments are often measured in terms of reducing residual stress and/or ensuring hardness homogeneity. Here we use detailed digital image correlation to quantify the localised deformation behaviour of laser welded Eurofer-97 both with and without a normalising and tempering treatment. This is coupled with detaile…

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The published version of this paper is currently under embargo and will be available on 26/09/2022
2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)02

Shear strain profiles along slip bands in a modified Rolls-Royce nickel superalloy (RR1000) were analyzed for tensile sample deformed by 2%. The strain increased with distance away from a grain boundary (GB), with maximum shear strain towards the center of the grain, indicating that dislocation nucleation generally occurred in the grain interior…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)19

Extensive Monte Carlo simulations of lithium oxide, Li2O, an important material for fusion applications over a wide range of temperatures have been performed. In the low temperature range 1 – 500 K, quantum corrections to the enthalpy and unit cell size were determined. We show that the classical Monte Carlo underestimates both these q…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)27

Retarding field energy analysers (RFEAs) have been used to compare the ion temperature ( T i ) of large plasma filaments with the background plasma (composed of small scale filaments) at the midplane and divertor target in L mode discharges in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST). At low densities, at the midplane and divertor, at distances from 2…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)30

In future nuclear fusion reactors high heat load events, such as edge-localised modes (ELMs), can potentially damage divertor materials and release impurities into the main plasma, limiting plasma performance. The most difficult to handle are type I ELMs since they carry the largest fraction of energy from the plasma and therefore deposit the large…

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2015

Understanding the behaviour of solid solutions over wide ranges of temperature and pressure remains a major challenge to both theory and experiment. Here we report a detailed exchange Monte Carlo study using a classical ionic model of the model perovskite parascandolaite-neighborite (K,Na)MgF3 solid solution and its end-members for temperatures in …

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)52

SOLPS simulations of MAST-U have been carried out to identify in more detail the physics and operational properties of novel divertor configurations such as Super-X divertor (SXD), in particular the physics of detachment. A well diagnosed L-mode discharge from MAST has been utilised to determine L-mode transport coefficients representative for MAST…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)20

Edge-localised modes (ELMs) can carry significant fractions of their energy as far as main chamber plasma-facing components in divertor tokamaks. Since in future devices (e.g. ITER, DEMO) these energies could cause issues for material lifetime and impurity production, the energy and temperature of ions in ELMs needs to be investigated. In MAST, nov…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)125

The ball pen probe (BPP) technique is used successfully to make profile measurements of plasma potential, electron temperature, and radial electric field on the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak. The potential profile measured by the BPP is shown to significantly differ from the floating potential both in polarity and profile shape. By combining the BPP p…

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