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In tungsten plasma-facing fusion reactor components, Ta is the third most abundant element formed by transmutation (after Re and Os), yet little is known about the behaviour of W-Ta alloys under irradiation and any effects Ta might have on Re clustering in W-Re-Ta alloys. In this study, W-4.5 at.%Ta, W-2 at.% Re-1 at.%Ta andW-2 at.%Re alloys were e…


This study examines clustering and hardening in W–2 at.% Re and W–1 at.% Re–1 at.% Os alloys induced by 2 MeV W + ion irradiation at 573 and 773 K. Such clusters are known precursors to the formation of embrittling precipitates, a potentially life-limiting phenomenon in the oper- ation of fusion reactor components. Increases in hardness were …


This paper summarizes highlights of research results from the Alcator C-Mod tokamak covering the period 2006 through 2008. Active flow drive, using mode converted waves in the ion cyclotron range of frequencies (ICRF), has been observed for the first time in a tokamak plasma, using a mix of D and 3 He ion species; toroidal and poloidal flows are dr…