High heat load properties of tungsten coated carbon materials

K. Tokunaga, N. Yoshida, N. Noda, T. Sogabe, T. Kato

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Tungsten coatings of 0.5 and 1.0 mm thickness were successfully deposited by the vacuum plasma spraying technique (VPS) on carbon/carbon fiber composite, CX-2002U, and isotropic fine grained graphite, IG-430U. High heat flux experiments were performed on the coated and non-coated samples in order to prove the suitability and load limit of such coating materials. The electron beam irradiation experiments showed that there was little difference in temperature increases among CX-2002U and the coated materials below surface temperature of 2200°C. These results indicated that thermal and adhesion properties between the substrate and coatings were good under high heat flux. A few cracks with a width of 15 μm were formed from the surface to the bottom side of the all coated samples, but plastic deformation and microcracks due to grain growth by recrycrallzation were not observed below a surface temperature of about 2200°C. The cracks are expected to be formed due to local thermal stress produced by spot-like beams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)998-1004
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue numberPART 1 A
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • General Materials Science
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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