Perspectives on multiscale modelling and experiments to accelerate materials development for fusion

Perspectives on multiscale modelling and experiments to accelerate materials development for fusion

Perspectives on multiscale modelling and experiments to accelerate materials development for fusion 150 150 Mathew

Prediction of material performance in fusion reactor environments relies on computational

modelling, and will continue to do so until the first generation of fusion power plants come on line and allow long-term behaviour to be observed.

In the meantime, the modelling is supported by experiments that attempt to

replicate some aspects of the eventual operational conditions. In 2019, a group

of leading experts met under the umbrella of the IEA to discuss the current position

and ongoing challenges in modelling of fusion materials and how advanced

experimental characterisation is aiding model improvement. This review draws

from the discussions held during that workshop.

Topics covering modelling of irradiation-induced defect production and fundamental

properties, gas behaviour, clustering and segregation, defect evolution

and interactions are discussed, as well as new and novel multiscale simulation

approaches, and the latest efforts to link modelling to experiments through advanced

observation and characterisation techniques.

Collection:
Journals
Journal:
Journal of Nuclear Materials
Publisher:
Elsevier