Irradiation effects in ceramics for fusion reactor applications

Tatsuo Shikama, Kazuhiro Yasuda, Shin Yamamoto, Chiken Kinoshita, Steven J. Zinkle, Eric R. Hodgson

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A review is given on the status of R&D of ceramics for fusion reactor applications. Emphasis is placed on the engineering design activity of fusion reactor, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, Engineering Design Activities (ITER-EDA) as well as related research of electrical, dielectric and mechanical properties, and fundamental aspects of defects. The paper is based mainly on the presentations and discussion, including a keynote lecture and several short presentations by invited panelists, at the discussion session of 'Ceramic Insulators for Fusion Energy Applications' at ICFRM-8, on 30th October 1997 in Sendai, Japan. This report illustrates how the ITER-EDA and other related international activities have functioned not only to coordinate, but also to promote international collaborations and to mobilize the limited research resources effectively. A database which is necessary for reliable design of diagnostic components in ITER is included in the review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-568
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Publication statusPublished - May 1999
EventProceedings of the 1997 8th International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials (ICFRM-8), Part C - Sendai, Jpn
Duration: Oct 26 1997Oct 31 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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