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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)57

Small punch testing was carried out on Copper-Chromium-Zirconium alloy subjected to two heat treatment conditions –both quenched and one subjected to subsequent aging. The variation in the load displacement characteristics associated with the testing was attributed to differences in plastic and damage properties evolved as a consequence of these …

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)56

Hydrogen isotopes are retained in materials for fusion power applications, changing both hydrogen embrittlement and tritium inventory as the microstructure undergoes irradiation damage. But modelling of the highly damaged regime – over 0.1 displacements per atom (dpa) – where asymptotic saturation is observed, is difficult because a highly dama…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)55

Released in 2009, the Serpent Monte Carlo code has established itself as a highly efficient and powerful simulation code for nuclear systems analysis. Originally developed for reactor physics applications, the scope of the code now extends to coupled multi-physics simulations and radiation transport. The latter has allowed adoption of the code by t…

Preprint
2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)54

The concept of elastic dipole tensor of a defect is generalised to enable the treatment of lattice distortions, produced by defects at elevated temperatures. Thermodynamic and statistical mechanics derivations show the feasibility of computing the formation free energy and finite-temperature elastic dipole tensor of a $frac{1}{2}langle 111 rangle$ …

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)53

The high anisotropy in the thermal conductivity of lithium metatitanate, Li2TiO3, is shown using the classical simulation method of Molecular Dynamics (MD). The thermal conductivity along the z-direction is markedly lower than that in x and y. This characteristic could be exploited to favourably adjus…

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2020
UKAEA-RACE-PR(21)05

Operations in extreme and hostile environments such as offshore oil and gas, nuclear decommissioning, nuclear facilities maintenance, deep mining, space exploration, and subsea applications require the execution of sophisticated tasks. In nuclear environments, robotic systems have advanced significantly over the past years but still suffer from t…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)48

During bursty MHD events, transient ion cyclotron emission (ICE) is observed from deuterium plasmas in the Large Helical Device (LHD) heliotron-stellarator. Unusually, the frequencies of the successive ICE spectral peaks are not close to integer multiples of the local cyclotron frequency of an energetic ion population in the likely emitting region.…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)48

Eurofer97 steel is a primary structural material for the plasma facing-components of future fusion reactors. Laser welding is a promising technique that can overcome the challenges of remote handling and maintenance. However, the interaction of the induced residual stress distribution with the heterogeneous microstructure may degrade the mechanical…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)48

Atom probe tomography and related methods probe the 3D architecture of a material. Which software tools microscopists use and how these tools are connected into work ows makes a substantial contribution to the accuracy and precision of a materials characterization experiment. Typically, the tools of a speci c community adapt results and methods fr…

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