Synergistic effects of high heat loading and helium irradiation of tungsten

K. Tokunaga, S. Tamura, N. Yoshida, K. Ezato, M. Taniguchi, K. Sato, S. Suzuki, M. Akiba

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High heat flux experiments using a helium beam have been carried out on powder metallurgy tungsten. The energy of He is 19 keV. He beam flux and heat flux at the beam center is 2.0×1021 He/m2s and 6.0 MW/m2, respectively. Beam duration is 3.0-3.9 s and interval of beam shot start is 30 s. The samples are irradiated up to a fluence of 10 22-1024 He/m2 by the repeated irradiation pulses. In addition to the He beam irradiation, high heat flux experiments using hydrogen and electron beams have also been carried out on the samples. After the irradiation, surface modification by the irradiation has been investigated. Surface modification by helium and hydrogen beams is completely different from results of electron beam heating. In particular, helium beam heating causes remarkably surface modification such as a fine-scale rough surface at a peak temperature above 2400 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-760
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number1-3 PART A
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2004
EventProceedings of the 11th Conference on Fusion Research - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Dec 7 2003Dec 12 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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