Effect of transient heat loads on neutron irradiated tungsten and carbon based materials

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For the design and construction of ITER, the determination of effects of short transient events like edge localized modes (ELMs) has become an important issue, especially in combination with the expected deterioration of material properties caused by neutron irradiation. Hence this study deals with the evaluation of the influence of radiation effects on the thermal shock resistance of potential plasma facing materials like pure tungsten, W-Re or W-La2O3 as well as graphite and carbon fiber composites (CFCs) which were exposed to a neutron dose of similar to 1 dpa (in carbon) at T=200°C. In situ observations at room temperature during single and multiple shot loadings (


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 22nd Symposium on Fusion Engineering, 2007. SOFE 2007.
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Event22nd IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE 2007) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Duration: 17 Jun 200721 Jun 2007


Conference22nd IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE 2007)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, New Mexico


  • Fusion, Neutron Irradiation, plasma facing materials, tungsten, graphite, thermal shock

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