UKAEA Journals

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)92

Raman spectroscopy has been used to identify defective bonding in neon and silicon ion irradiated single crystals of 6H-SiC. Observable differences exist in the CC bonding region corresponding to different defect structures for neon and silicon ion implantations. Evidence of oxidation during high temperature ion implantation is observed as C-O a…

Preprint
2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)91

Ion implantation is widely used as a surrogate for neutron irradiation in the investigation of radiation damage on the properties of materials. Due to the small depth of damage, micromechanical methods must be used to extract material properties. In this work, nanoindentation has been applied to ion irradiated silicon carbide to extract radiatio…

Preprint
2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)86

Focussed ion beam (FIB) milling can be used to reveal sub-surface fracture and deformation below indents in materials. However, evolution of residual stresses around the indent impression cause changes to the crack morphology during the FIB cross-sectioning procedure. Berkovich nanoindents in single crystal hexagonal (6H) silicon carbide cause r…

Preprint
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)39

Tungsten has long been the favoured armour material for plasma facing high heat flux components proposed for future fusion reactors, but studies examining the use of tungsten or other refractory metals in the underlying cooled structures have historically excluded them, leaving current concepts heavily dependent on copper alloys such as copper chro…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)33

The development of improved designs for components which will be subject to high heat fluxes has been identified as a critical challenge for the realisation of commercial fusion power. This paper presents details of a facility which allows early verification of thermofluid and thermomechananical performance of prototype components and enables compa…

Preprint
2016
CCFE-PR(16)49

Multicomponent systems, termed High Entropy Alloys (HEAs), with predominantly single solid solution phases are a current area of focus in alloy development. Although different empirical rules have been introduced to understand phase formation and determine what the dominant phases may be in these systems, experimental investigation has revealed tha…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)68

It has long been recognised that the shortage of external tritium sources for fusion reactors using D-T, the most promising fusion fuel, requires all such fusion power plants (FPP) to breed their own tritium. It is also recognised that the initial start-up of a fusion reactor will require several kilograms of tritium within a scenario in which radi…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(17)32

The existing tritium resource available for future fusion power plant D-T operation is severely limited. It is essential to breed tritium to maintain the continuous consumption in the D-T plasma so as to sustain the required fusion power. A minimum criterion of calculated tritium breeding ratio (TBR) >1.1 is adopted to ensure tritium self-sufficien…

Preprint Published
2015

A global signature of the build-up to an intrinsic edge localized mode (ELM) is found in the temporal analytic phase of signals measured in full flux azimuthal loops in the divertor region of JET. Toroidally integrating, full flux loop signals provide a global measurement proportional to the voltage induced by changes in poloidal magnetic flux; the…

Published
2015

A unique sequence of 120 almost identical plasmas in the Joint European Torus (JET) recently provided two orders of magnitude more statistically equivalent data than ever previously available. The purpose was to study movement of eroded plasma-facing material from JET’s new Beryllium wall, but it has allowed the statistical detection of otherwise…

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